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...Charles Cossé de Brissac was born in 1628 and died in 1693. He was the grandson of the famous Charles II de Cossé, duc de Brissac (d. 1621) and a member of Henri IV’s Council of the Regency. Like many young aristocrats of his time, he...
...Stevin, Simon Stevin was born in 1548 in Bruges to Antheunis Stevin and Cathelyne van der Poort. The first thirty years of his life remain shrouded in obscurity. In the 1570s he was probably working as a book-keeper in Antwerp and in 1577...
...Jacques Sirmond was born in Riom, in the Auvergne, on 12 October 1559, and died in Paris on 7 October 1651. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1576. He taught ancient languages in Pont-à-Mousson and then, from 1581, in Paris, where Pierre...
...Coton, Pierre Bérulle, Pierre de Pierre Coton was born in the Loire region in 1564 and died in Paris on 19 April 1626. He studied law and then went on to join the Society of Jesus in Italy. On his return to France, he initiated a series...
...This French geographer, of Dutch and Protestant origin, was born in Beveren in The Netherlands in 1565 and died in Paris in 1629. The son of a fugitive pastor, he studied in Leiden but soon left to accompany Justus Lipsius on numerous trips...
...Sales, François de Bérulle, Pierre de Chambéry François de Sales was the son of François de Boisy, comte de Sales, and of Françoise de Sionnaz. He was born in the Château de Sales, in the town of Thorens Thorens in Savoie, on 21 April 1567...
...Walaeus, Antonius Antonius Walaeus was born on 3 October 1573 in Ghent. In 1583, during the Spanish siege of this town, his father chose the road of exile to the Dutch Republic, where he settled down on the island of Walcheren. He...
...Nicolas Coeffeteau was born in Château-du-Loir, in the Maine region in 1574 and died in Paris on 21 April 1623. He entered the Dominican monastery in Sens in 1588. He professed his vows in 1590 and then became a teacher of philosophy...
...Petau, Denis Orléans A leading figure of learned Paris Paris, Denis Petau (in Latin Petavius) was born on 21 August 1583 in Orléans, into a family of merchants and scholars, and died on 11 December 1652. He began studying in his home town...
...Revius, Jacobus Jacobus Revius was born in Deventer in 1586. At the University of Leiden he studied philosophy under the Scot Gilbertus Jacchaeus Jacchaeus, Gilbertus and theology under Franciscus Gomarus Gomarus, Franciscus and Lucas...