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...Théophraste Renaudot was born in Loudun in 1586. He first trained as a surgeon at the Collège de Saint-Côme in Paris. The Paris Faculty of Medicine would not admit him on account of his Protestant faith and so he began studying medicine...
...Jean Chapelain was born in Paris on 4 December 1595 and died on 22 February 1674. He did not undertake a career as a lawyer, as his father had hoped, but instead studied Latin, Greek, Italian and Spanish in great depth, following...
...Huygens, Constantijn Descartes, René Huygens, Christiaan Constantijn Huygens was born on 4 September 1596, the son of a former secretary of William of Orange (1533–84). After a private education that was characterized by its broadness, he...
...Ailly, Nicolas d’ Arnauld, Jacqueline-Marie-Angélique (or Mère Angelique) Arnauld d’Andilly, Robert La Rochefoucauld, François de Méré, Antoine Gombaud, chevalier de Paris Port-Royal Sablé, Madeleine de Souvré, marquise de Touraine...
...Valentin Conrart was born in Paris in 1603 to a well-to-do Protestant family, and died in Paris on 23 September 1675. He was the son of Jacques Conrart and Péronne Targer or Terge, the daughter of an alderman of Paris and aunt of the future...
...Duvergier de Hauranne, Jean, abbot of Saint-Cyran Périer, Louis Périer, Florin Périer, Florin Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Florin Périer was born in 1605 and died on 23 February 1672 in Clermont. He was the son of Jean Périer, a notary...
...Richelieu, Armand Jean Du Plessis, cardinal de Rouen Scudéry, Georges de Pierre Corneille was born in Rouen on 6 June 1606, and died in Paris on 1 October 1684. He came from a middle-class family, was educated by the Jesuits and studied law...
...Arnauld, Antoine, abbot of Chaumes Port-Royal Antoine Arnauld, a French memorialist, was the eldest son of Robert Arnauld d’andilly . He was born in 1616 and died in 1698. He was educated by Barcos , Saint-Cyran ’s nephew, and then went...
...Gilberte Pascal was the daughter of Étienne Pascal and Antoinette Begon, who were married before June 1614. She was born in Clermont on 1 January 1620 and died on 25 April 1687 in Paris. She was brought up in the family home but lost her...
...The duc de Luynes was born on 25 December 1620 in Paris and died there on 10 October 1690. He came from a noble family, whose origins date back to twelfth century Italy. He was the son of Charles d’Albert de Luynes (1578–1621), who was made...