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La Bruyere, Jean de

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Born: 1645 AD
Died: 1696 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Authors, Translator

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1645 - Born in Paris on the 16th of August.

1673 - He was called to the bar, and bought a post in the revenue department at Caen, which gave him status and an income.

1688 - His Caractères appeared, and at once, as Nicolas de Malezieu had predicted, brought him "bien des lecteurs et bien des ennemis".

1691 - He was defeated thrice, and on one memorable occasion he had but seven votes, five of which were those of Bossuet, Boileau, Racine, Paul Pellisson and Bussy-Rabutin.

1693 -  He was elected, and even then an epigram, which, considering his admitted insignificance in conversation, was not of the worst, lacesit lateri:

1696 - Died on the 10th of May.
 

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