Huet, Pierre Daniel
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Huetius; French cleric and polymath. Born Caen 8. 2. 1630, died Paris 26. 1. 1721. Orphan, educated at the Jesuit school in Caen; at Paris from 1651. 1652 tour to Sweden. 1662 founded the Académie de physique in Caen. 1670 tutor to the Dauphin at the Paris court. From 1674 member of the Académie française. 1676 holy orders. 1678 Abbot of Aulnay; from 1692 Bishop of Avranches; from 1699 Abbot of Fontenay. Retired to Paris 1701.


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Mulsow, Martin, “Huet, Pierre Daniel”, 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 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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