Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

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Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

Also Known As: "Le Bouyer de Fontenelle"
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Birthplace: Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
Death: Died in Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Son of François Le Bouyer de Fontenelle and Marthe Corneille

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About Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

  • Bernard Le Bouyer (ou Le Bovier) de Fontenelle, né à Rouen le 11 février 1657 et mort, presque centenaire, à Paris le 9 janvier 1757, est un écrivain et scientifique français.
  • Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (French: [fɔ̃tənɛl]; 11 February 1657 – 9 January 1757),also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author. Isaiah Berlin said Fontenelle "was the most civilized man of his time, and indeed of most times." In 1935, the lunar crater Fontenelle was named after him.
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1657
February 11, 1657
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
1757
January 9, 1757
Age 99
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France