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1577 – François Leclerc du Tremblay, born this year in France. He was a French Capuchin friar, confidant and agent of Cardinal Richelieu. 1595 – As a boy he received a careful classical training, and made an extended journey through Italy, returning to take up the career of arms. 1597 – He served at the ..

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1594 – Nicolas Poussin, born on the 15th of June in Les Andelys, Haute Normandie, France. He was a French painter in the French Baroque style. His work predominantly features clarity, logic, order and favors line over color. 1624 – Marino employed him on illustrations to his poem Adone (untraced) and on a series of ..

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