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La Bruyere, Jean de

Born: 1645 AD
Died: 1696 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Authors, Translator

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.