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1600 ca1679, Jan 21
a French scholar and man of letters. An avid supporter of Rene Descartes, Habert wrote a poem on Cartesian physics entitled De rerum naturae and collected scientific instruments. He attended on Marie de Gournay and wrote Latin epigrams. In 1634, he was elected an inaugural member of the Académie française, pronouncing its fifth discourse but soon becoming a dissenting member as well as its last inaugural member to die.
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