François VI, II. duc de La Rochefoucauld

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François de La Rochefoucauld

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: March 17, 1680 (66)
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Son of François V, I. duc de La Rochefoucauld and Gabrielle du Plessis-Liancourt
Husband of Andrée de Vivonne
Father of François VII, III. duc de La Rochefoucauld
Brother of Catherine de La Rochefoucauld

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e-book here "Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims", Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

  • François, duc de La Rochefoucauld, prince de Marcillac, was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs, as well as an example of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. He was born in Paris in the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court oscillated between aiding the nobility and threatening it. Until 1650, he bore the title of prince de Marcillac.
  • François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), the greatest maxim writer of France, was born in Paris. His literary work consists of three parts: the letters, The Memoirs and The Maxims. The author re-edited The Maxims frequently during his lifetime. La Rochefoucauld joined the French army before he was sixteen and almost immediately began to take part in public life, in which he occupied a conspicuous role throughout his life, representing the type of the older nobility of the age of Louis XIV. His literary reputation commenced in 1665 with the anonymous publication of The Maxims, which at once established him among the leading men of letters of his time.

From "The Maxims Of La Rochefoucauld" Translated by Louis Kronenberger.1959 Random House

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François VI, II. duc de La Rochefoucauld's Timeline

December 15, 1613
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
June 15, 1634
Age 20
March 17, 1680
Age 66
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France