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...René Le Bossu was born in Paris on 16 March 1631, the son of an adviser to the king and advocate-general at the Cour des Aides, and died in Chartres in March 1680. He began his studies in Nanterre and then took orders with the regular...
... (1997), pp. 9–35. Hamou Philippe , La Vision perspective, l’art et la science du regard de la Renaissance à l’Âge classique ( Paris , 1995). Hamou Philippe , ‘“Peindre comme l’œil voit”, le naturalisme optique à l’âge classique , in Catherine...
... expériences sur le vide in Actes du XIe congrès d’histoire des sciences, Varsovie … 1965, vol. 3 ( Warsaw , 1968). Hamou Philippe , La Mutation du Visible, vol. 2, Télescopes et Microscopes en Angleterre de Bacon à Hooke ( Villeneuve d’Ascq , 2001), chap. 9....
...Salomon de Caus was born in Normandy, in Dieppe or its environs, around 1576 into a Protestant family. He died in Paris in 1626. There is little available information regarding his youth and his schooling, but his work hints at a classical...
...Pascal, Étienne Auvergne Basse-Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand Étienne Pascal was born in Clermont-Ferrand on 2 May 1588, the son of Martin Pascal, Treasurer of France, and died in Paris on 24 September 1651. According to his daughter Gilberte...
...Florimont de Beaune, seigneur de Goulioust, was born on 27 September 1601 in Blois and died in the same town on 18 August 1652. His family was from the minor nobility. He became a soldier at a young age but gave this up after suffering...
...Jean François Niceron was born in Paris on 5 July 1613 and died in Aix-en-Provence on 22 September 1646. He was the great-uncle of Jean-Pierre Niceron, the author of the Mémoires. He was a talented mathematician and designer; at a very...
...Aix-en-Provence Avignon Bérigard, Claude Guillermet de Lorraine Lyons Moulins Padua Pisa Claude Guillermet de Bérigard, sometimes called Beauregard, was born in Moulins – in 1592 according to some sources – and died in Padua in 1663...
...Le Clerc, Sébastien Sébastien Le Clerc (known as ‘the elder’) was born in Metz on 26 September 1637 and died in Paris on 25 October 1714. He was the son of the goldsmith Laurent Le Clerc. A drawer and engraver of precocious talent, he moved...
...Pierre Borel was born in Castres, probably in 1620, to a small, lower middle-class Protestant family. He died in the same town in October 1671. He was educated at the Protestant college in Castres and then studied medicine in Montpellier...