French philologist and translator. Born Saumur 1654, died Paris 17. 8. 1720. Daughter of the Humanist Tanneguy Le Fèvre the Elder (1615–1672), who encouraged her talents from a young age. In Paris from 1672 with the friend of her youth, André D. (see below), whom she married in 1683. Conversion to Catholicism 1685.
Work and influence
D., a philological prodigy, began her career as the fille savante of her learned father. He, originally a Catholic theologian and head of the royal publishing house …