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...Antoine Aubery was born in 1616 and died in Paris in 1695. He was a lawyer in the Parliament and a member of the King’s Council. He was also one of Richelieu ’s panegyrists. In a veritable chronicle of French history between 1616 and 1642...
...Jean Corbinelli was born in 1622 and died in Paris in 1716. He was philosopher and lay reader to Madame de Sévigné and a friend of the comte de Bussy-Rabutin. Paris Habert de Montmor, Henri-Louis Cordemoy, Géraud de Bossuet, Jacques...
...Philippe de Béthune, the brother of the great Sully , was born in 1561 and died in 1649. He was the ambassador of Henri IV and of Louis XIII in Rome and his Conseiller d’Estat was intended as a manual of political administration...
...John Barclay was a traveller, a man of letters and a poet; he was of Scottish origin, born on 28 January 1582 in Pont-à-Mousson in the duc de Lorraine’s territory, where his mother was from. He studied law in Angers, where his father...
... a Library, with an introduction by A. Taylor, Berkeley, 1950; repr., Westport, Connecticut, 1976). Addition à l’histoire de Louis XI contenant plusieurs recherches curieuses sur diverses matières ( Paris , 1630; repr. by Robert. Damien...
...Claude Joly was born in Paris in 1607 and died there in 1700. He became the canon of Notre-Dame de Paris in 1631. As an opponent of Mazarin , he conferred on the members of Parliament, as agents for the people’s rights, the right to limit...