Montfaucon, Bernard de
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French palaeographer, antiquarian and theologian. Born Château de Soulage 16. 1. 1655, died Paris 21. 12. 1741. 1672 attended Corps des Cadets de Perpignan; 1673 volunteered for Regiment de Languedoc; 1675 entered the Benedictine Order. 1686/87 appointments to Bordeaux and Paris; 1694 director of the coin cabinet at the Abbey of St. Germain-des-Prés in Paris. 1698–1701 travelled to Italy. From 1719 member of Paris Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres.


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Lang, Jörn, “Montfaucon, Bernard de”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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