|Born||December 28, 1619 |
|Died||May 14, 1688 (aged 68)|
|Occupation||Scholar and writer|
|French literary history|
Antoine Furetière (December 28, 1619 - May 14, 1688), French scholar and writer, was born in Paris. Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty This article is a general introduction to French literature For detailed information on French literature in specific historic periods see the separate historical articles in the Medieval French literature is for the purpose of this article Literature written in Oïl languages (particularly Old French and early Middle For more information on historical developments in this period see Renaissance, History of France, and Early Modern France. French literature of the 17th century &mdashthe so-called Grand Siècle &mdashspans the reigns of Henry IV of France, the Regency of Marie de Medici French literature of the 18th century usually refers to the literature written between 1715, the year of the death of King Louis XIV of France, and 1798 the year French literature of the nineteenth century is for the purpose of this article literature written in French from (roughly 1799 to 1900 French literature of the twentieth century is for the purpose of this article literature written in French from (roughly 1895 to 1990 Contemporary French literature is French literature roughly from the 1990s to Today. Chronological list of French language authors (regardless of nationality by date of birth Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
He studied law and practised for a time as an advocate, but eventually took orders and after various promotions became abbé of Chalivoy in the diocese of Bourges in 1662. In a general sense the term Holy Orders refers to those in the Christian religion who have been ordained in Apostolic Succession. In his leisure moments he devoted himself to letters, and in virtue of his satires—Nouvelle Allégorique, ou histoire des derniers troubles arrivés au royaume d'éloquence (1658) and Voyage de Mercure (1653)—he was admitted as a member of the Académie française in 1662. L'Académie française, or the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. The academy had long promised a complete dictionary of the French tongue; and when the members heard that Furetière was on the point of issuing a work of a similar nature, they interfered, alleging that he had purloined from their stores and that they possessed the exclusive privilege of publishing such a book. A dictionary is a book of alphabetically listed Words in a specific language with definitions etymologies pronunciations and other information or a book of alphabetically
After much recrimination on both sides, Furetière was expelled in 1685; but he took revenge in his satire, Couches de l'académie (Amsterdam, 1687). His Dictionnaire universel was posthumously published in 1690 (Rotterdam, 2 vols. ). It was revised and improved by the Protestant jurist Henri Basnage de Beauval (1656–1710), who published his edition (3 vols. Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. ) in 1701, and it was superseded only by the compilation known as the Dictionnaire de Trévoux (Paris, 3 vols. , 1704; 7th ed. , 5 vols. , 1771), which was in fact little more than a reimpression of Basnage's edition.
Furetière also wrote Le Roman bourgeois (1666), which cast ridicule on the fashionable romances of Madeleine de Scudéry and of Gauthier de Costes, seigneur de la Calprenède, and described the everyday life of his times. Madeleine de Scudéry (15 November 1607 - 2 June 1701 often known simply as Mademoiselle de Scudéry was a French Writer. Gauthier de Costes seigneur de la Calprenède (1609 or 1610 - 1663 was a French Novelist and Dramatist. A collected Fureteriana appeared in Paris eight years after his death.
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