Claude Clerselier (1614, Paris – 1684, Paris) was a French editor and translator.
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Clerselier edited and translated several works by René Descartes, especially his letters (Paris, 1657, 1659 et 1667), L'Homme, et un Traité de la formation du fœtus du mesme auteur avec les remarques de Louys de La Forge, 1664, L'Homme...et...Le Monde, 1667 et de ses Principes, 1681.
René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. A native of the Kingdom of France, he spent about 20 years (1629–1649) of his life in the Dutch Republic after serving for a while in the Dutch States Army of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange and the Stadtholder of the United Provinces. He is generally considered one of the most notable intellectual figures of the Dutch Golden Age.
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Dictionnaire Bouillet is the informal title of the Dictionnaire universel d'histoire et de géographie, a French reference work in the public domain. The first edition was published in 1842; the 34th and final edition was published in 1914. The original authors were Marie-Nicolas Bouillet and Alexis Chassang (1827–78).
Albert Auguste Gabriel Hanotaux, known as Gabriel Hanotaux was a French statesman and historian.
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Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond was a French soldier, hedonist, essayist and literary critic. After 1661, he lived in exile, mainly in England, as a consequence of his attack on French policy at the time of the Peace of the Pyrenees (1659). He is buried in Poets' Corner, Westminster. He wrote for his friends and did not intend his work to be published, although a few of his pieces were leaked in his lifetime. The first full collection of his works was published in London in 1705, after his death.
Marie de Gournay was a French writer, who wrote a novel and a number of other literary compositions, including The Equality of Men and Women and The Ladies' Grievance. She insisted that women should be educated. Gournay was also an editor and commentator of Michel de Montaigne. After Montaigne's death, Gournay edited and published his Essays.
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Michel Bégon, known as Michel V Bégon or le Grand Bégon was a French ancien regime official. He was intendant de la marine at the port of Rochefort and intendant of the généralité of La Rochelle, as well as a passionate plant collector.
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Claude François was a French painter and Recollect Franciscan friar. He is better known as Frère Luc, the name he adopted after becoming a monk