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us: Brosses, Charles de, 1709-1777



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    • us: De Brosses, Charles, 1709-1777
    • us: Debrosses, Charles, 1709-1777
    • us: Brosses, président de, 1709-1777
    • us: Montfalcon, Charles de Brosses, baron de, 1709-1777
    • us: Tournay, Charles de Brosses, comte de, 1709-1777
  • Sources

    • found: His Lettres d'Italie, 1986: t.p. (président de Brosses) introd. (Charles de Brosses) p. 41 (b. 2/7/1709, Dijon) p. 45 (d. 5/7/1777, Paris)
    • found: LC data base, 12/8/86 (hdg.: Brosses, Charles de, 1709-1777)
    • found: GDEL (Brosses (Charles de) magistrat et écrivain français (Dijon 1709, Paris 1777))
    • found: Voltaire. Correspondance inédite de Voltaire avec Frédéric II, le président de Brosses et autres personnages, 1836
    • found: Dictionnaire de biographie française, t. 7, 1956 (Brosses, Charles de, premier président of Parlement de Dijon (also called Parlement de Bourgogne); born Dijon, Feb. 7, 1709; died on a trip to Paris, May 7, 1777; describes quarrel with Voltaire)
    • found: Cioranescu, A. Bibliographie de la littérature française du dix-huitième siècle, 1969: v. 1, page 405 (Brosses (Charles de), Dijon, 17 June 1709-Dijon, 17 March 1777)
    • found: Bibliothèque nationale de France. BnF autorités, May 8, 2015 (Brosses, Charles de (1709-1777); born 1709-02-07, Dijon, died 1777-05-07, Paris; président of Parlement de Bourgogne and "érudit polygraphe")
    • found: French Wikipedia, May 8, 2015 (Charles de Brosses, comte de Tournay, baron de Montfalcon, seigneur de Pregny, de Chambezy, de Vezins et de Prevessin, called "le président de Brosses"; French magistrate, historian, linguist and author, born Dijon, 17 Feb. 1709; died Paris, 7 May 1777; source for birthdate is baptismal record on Web site of Archives départementales de la Côte d'Or (linked))
    • found: Archives départementales de la Côte d'Or Web site, May 8, 2015: FRAD021_239_5MI09R041_0492 (electronic facsimile of baptismal record of "Charles fils de messire Charles Debrosses seign. baron de Montfalcon, con[seill]er au Parlement"; baptized on February 17, 1709, the day of his birth) {http://archivesenligne.cotedor.fr/ark/71137/8m9bz4242q9tvnm9#}
    • found: Damian-Grint, Peter. Biographical note, January 2009, on Electronic Enlightenment Web site, viewed May 8, 2015 (Charles de Brosses, baron de Montfalcon, 7 February 1709, Dijon-7 May 1777, Paris; magistrate, scholar, academic; "Educated at the Jesuit Collège de Dijon; studied law; appointed conseiller à la grand'chambre of the parlement de Bourgogne 1730; président à mortier 1740; premier président 1775. A keen amateur scholar of very wide interests, including history, linguistics and geography; associate of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres 1750; honorary member of the Académie de Dijon 1761. Author of numerous articles and a number of works including Lettres sur l'état actuel de la ville souterraine d'Herculée (1750), Histoire des navigations aux terres Australes (1756), Traité de la formation mécanique des langues (1765); he is best known for his posthumously published Lettres écrites d'Italie (1799)") {http://www.e-enlightenment.com/person/brosscharl000917}
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