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Peiresc, Nicolas-Claude Fabri delocked

(b 1580; d 1637).
  • David Jaffé

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French patron, savant, collector and lawyer. An indefatigable correspondent, he brought together and acted as an intermediary for intellectuals from across Europe such as Galileo Galilei, Giovanni Battista della Porta and Cassiano dal Pozzo in Italy and Francis Bacon, 1st Baron Verulam, Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, William Camden, Carolus Clusius (Charles de L’Ecluse; ...

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