Dacier, Anne and André
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Anne Dacier

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 …

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Göbel, Johannes, “Dacier, Anne and André”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00156>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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