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Biography of Nicolás Perrot Ablancourt (1606-1664)


French translator, born in Châlons-sur-Marne in 1606 and died in 1664. He was the first lawyer and then devoted himself to letters. In 1637 he was received into the Academy, and in 1662 Colbert suggested for historiographer of Luis XIV, but this declined as Protestant. His literary works are reduced to translations of Tacitus, César, Luciano, of Thucydides, the stratagems of Fronti, etc.; which, although in elegant style, containing many alterations of the original texts, which was called them in his time the Belles infidèles.


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