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Perrault, Claude (1613 - 1688), polymath

Laurence de Laubadère and Manuel Couvreur

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Paris, 25 Sept 1613; d Paris, 9 Oct 1688). French polymath, elder brother of charles Perrault. He studied medicine and qualified as a doctor in Paris in 1641. Boileau was one of his patients before becoming one of his detractors. His medical practice was soon confined to his immediate circle of acquaintances; but he had many other interests. He concerned himself with physics and anatomy and in

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