Perrault, Charles
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French author, antiquarian and high official. Born Paris 12. 1. 1628, died there 16. 5. 1703. Younger brother of Claude Perrault. Higher education at Collège de Beauvais, Paris (interrupted). Licentiate of law at Orléans; 1651 registered at the Paris Chamber of Advocates. From 1653 in the service of his brother Pierre, Receiver-General of Finances for Paris. 1663 secretary of the Petite Académie, crown advisory committee on the acquisition of works of art and literature. 1664–1683 assist…

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Schnapp, Alain, “Perrault, Charles”, 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 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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