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Author, Philosopher

FrenchBorn Jean DE LA BRUYÈRE

French philosopher and moralist

Born on August 17, 1645 in Paris, France , France

Died on May 11, 1696 in Versailles, France

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La Bruyère was born in Paris, (not, as was once thought, at Dourdan (in today's Essonne département)). His family was middle class, and his reference to a certain Geoffroy de La Bruyère, a crusader, is only a satirical illustration of a method of self-ennoblement common in France as in some other countries. Indeed he himself always signed the name Delabruyère in one word, as evidence of this.

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