1636, Jan 11679, May 19
a French clergyman, poet and moralist. A doctor of theology, he was 'garde' of the king's library and entered the Académie française aged 29. In 1663, he was one of the four founder members of the "Petite Académie" which later gave birth to the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres. In 1665 he edited the preface to the complete works of Guez de Balzac edited by Conrart and in 1674 he published a Traité de morale sur la valeur (Moral treatise on valour).
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