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...Descartes, René Gérard, Armand de Nothing is known of the life of this moralist, except that he was a doctor of theology. In 1680, Gérard published a work entitled La Philosophie des gens de cour, où l’on enseigne d’une manière aisée et...
... 1988). Levi A. , French Moralists. The Theory of the Passions 1585–1649 ( Oxford , 1964). Miloyevitch V. , La Théorie des passions du Père Senault et la morale chrétienne en France au XVIIe siècle ( Paris , 1935). Talon-Hugon C. ,...
...Jean Maillard was born on 14 August 1618 and died in Paris on 7 June 1702. Very little is known of his life except that he became a Jesuit in 1639, taught humanities and rhetoric and was involved in spiritual direction. Maillard belonged...
...Almost nothing is known of the life of this moralist who was active at the end of the seventeenth century, other than that he graduated from the Sorbonne and was a counsellor at the Paris Parliament.Goussault, along with Cureau de La...
...La Flèche Caussin, Nicolas Prague Nicolas Caussin, a doctor’s son, was born in Troyes Troyes on 27 May 1583 and died in Paris Paris on 2 July 1651. Caussin entered the Jesuit order in 1609. He taught rhetoric and literature in Rouen Rouen...
...Le Brun, Pierre Brignoles Grenoble Marseilles Toulon Pierre Le Brun was born in Brignoles on 11 June 1661 and died in Paris on 6 January 1729. He studied theology in Marseilles and Toulon. He became an Oratorian in 1678, taught philosophy...
...Nicolas L’Herminier was born in November 1657 in Saint-Ulphace, in Sarthe, and died in Paris on 6 May 1735. He began his long studies in Le Mans and then in Paris. He took orders and received his doctorate in theology at the Sorbonne...
...Léandre de Dijon was born in Dijon in 1598 and died there in 1667. Very little is known about his life other than that he was a Capuchin, that his erudition was remarkable and that his reputation as an orator was considerable.Léandre de...
...Michel de Marolles, the son of Claude de Marolles, was born on 22 July 1600 in the provinces. In 1611 he entered the Collège de Clermont (which then became the Lycée Louis-le-Grand) and then, in 1613, started at the Collège de la Marche. He...
...Scudéry, Georges de Marseilles Sorbonne Georges de Scudéry was born in Le Havre in 1601 and spent his early years in Apt Apt, where his family originated; his father’s military career, however, caused the family to move elsewhere (he had...