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...Castres Houdar de la Motte, Antoine Paris Berlin Academy André Dacier was born in Castres on 6 April 1651 and died in Paris on 18 September 1722. After completing his early education at the college in his home town, he was sent to continue...
...Caen La Rue, Charles de Launay, Gilles de Mont, Collège du Charles de La Rue was born in Paris on 3 August 1643 and died there on 27 May 1725. He entered the Society of Jesus on 7 September 1659. He became famous for his teaching...
...Michel de Pure was born in Lyons in November 1620 and died in Paris at the end of March or the beginning of April 1680. He was the son of a provost from Lyons and received his doctorate in theology in Paris in 1647. He became an adviser...
...Antoine Houdar de La Motte was born on 17 January 1672 to a hatter originally from the diocese of Troyes. He died of pneumonia in the same city on 26 December 1731. After studying the humanities with the Jesuits, he began studying law...
...Nicolas Boileau, known as Despréaux, was born in Paris on 1 November 1636. He was the son of Gilles Boileau, a clerk for the Conseil de la Grand’Chambre, and Anne de Niélé, the daughter of a prosecutor at the Châtelet courts. He died...
...Paris Longepierre was born in Dijon on 18 October 1659 and died in Paris on 31 March 1731. He was the son of Pierre de Requeleyne, maître des comptes, and of Odette de Mouly. He was a very precocious Hellenist, a renowned translator...
...François Hédelin was born in Paris on 4 October 1604 and died in Nemours on 25 July 1676. He was the son of Claude Hédelin, a lawyer in the Parliament, and Catherine Paré. In 1610, his family moved to Nemours, where his father bought...
...Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond, was born in Saint-Denis-le-Guast, near Coutances, on 1 April 1613 and died in London on 29 September 1703. He was the youngest child and destined for a career...
...Gabriel Guéret was born in Paris in 1641 and died there on 12 April 1688, aged forty-eight. At the age of nineteen he was admitted as a lawyer to the Parliament of Paris. He was a jurisconsult who led a parallel career as a scholar...
...Saumaise, Claude Châlons-sur-Marne Perrot d’Ablancourt, Nicolas Sorbonne Vaugelas, Claude Favre de Nicolas Perrot d’Ablancourt was born in Châlons-sur-Marne on 23 February 1606 and died in Paris on 17 November 1664. He came from a family...