Théophraste Renaudot

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Théophraste Renaudot

Théophraste Renaudot (December 1586 25 October 1653) was a French physician, philanthropist, and journalist.

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Physician professional who practices medicine

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Born in Loudun, Renaudot received a doctorate of medicine from the University of Montpellier in 1606. He returned to Loudon where he met Cardinal Richelieu and Père Joseph. In the 1610s, Richelieu became more powerful and Renaudot followed him to Paris. Renaudot, born a Protestant, converted to Catholicism. He became the physician of Louis XIII of France. [1]

Loudun Commune in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Loudun is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France.

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University of Montpellier university in Montpellier, France

The University of Montpellier is a French public research university in Montpellier in south-east of France. Established in 1289, the University of Montpellier is one of the oldest universities in the world.

In 1630, Renaudot opened the bureau d'adresse et de rencontre, where prospective employers and employees could find each other. With the support of Richelieu, he established the first weekly newspaper in France, La Gazette , in 1631. Starting in 1633, he organized weekly public conferences on subjects of interest and published the proceedings; the conferences were discontinued in 1642, when Richelieu died. About 240 conference proceedings were translated into English and published in London in 1664 and 1665.

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Renaudot opened the mont-de-piété, the first pawnshop in Paris, in 1637. Appointed "General Overseer of the Poor" by Richelieu, he initiated a system of free medical consultations for the poor (1640). In 1642 he published a self-diagnostic handbook, the first treatise on diagnosis in France.

After the deaths of his benefactors, Richelieu and Louis XIII, Renaudot lost his permission to practice medicine in Paris, due to the opposition of Guy Patin and other academic physicians. Cardinal Mazarin made Renaudot Historiographer Royal to the new king, Louis XIV (Latin : Historiographus Regius) in 1646.

Guy Patin French physician

GuyPatin was a French doctor and man of letters.

Cardinal Mazarin Catholic cardinal

Cardinal Jules Mazarin, born Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino[ˈdʒuːljo raiˈmondo madːzaˈriːno] or Mazarini, was an Italian cardinal, diplomat and politician, who served as the chief minister to the kings of France Louis XIII and Louis XIV from 1642 until his death. In 1654 he acquired the title Duke of Mayenne, and in 1659, 1st Duke of Rethel and Nevers.

Historiographer Royal is the title of an appointment as official chronicler or historian of a court or monarch. It was initially particularly associated with the French monarchy, where the post existed from at least 1550, but in the later 16th and 17th centuries became common throughout Europe. The Historiographer Royal for Scotland is still an existing appointment.

Renaudot died in Paris, in 1653.

Mark Tungate in 2007 termed him the "first French journalist" and the "inventor of the personal ad". [2]

Mark Tungate is a British writer based in Paris, France. He is the author of Media Monoliths: How Media Brands Thrive and Survive (2004), Fashion Brands: Branding Style From Armani to Zara, Adland: A Global History of Advertising, Branded Male: Marketing to Men (2008), Luxury World: The Past, Present and Future of Luxury Brands (2009), Branded Beauty: How Marketing Changed the Way We Look (2011), and The Escape Industry: How Iconic and Innovative Brands Built the Travel Business (2017), all published by Kogan Page. Tungate also collaborated with Renzo Rosso, the founder of clothing company Diesel S.p.A., on the book Fifty, about Rosso's life and the Diesel brand. The graphic design was by Barcelona-based creative collective Vasava.

Personal advertisement magazine

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  1. Raphael Levy (1929). "The Daily Press in France". The Modern Language Journal. 13 (4): 294–303. doi:10.2307/315897. JSTOR   315897.
  2. Mark Tungate (2007-07-03). "Pioneers of Persuasion—'The Duly Authorized agent'". Adland: A Global History of Advertising. Kogan Page. pp. 7–8. ISBN   978-0-7494-5217-9.