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André Dacier

André DacierBorn: 6-Apr-1651
Birthplace: Castres, France
Died: 18-Sep-1722
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: France
Executive summary: French classical scholar

French classical scholar, born at Castres in upper Languedoc, on the 6th of April 1651. His father, a Protestant advocate, sent him first to the academy of Puy Laurens, and afterwards to Saumur to study under Tanneguy Lefèvre. On the death of Lefèvre in 1672, Dacier removed to Paris, and was appointed one of the editors of the Deiphin series of the classics. In 1683 he married Anne Lefèvre, the daughter of his old tutor. In 1695 he was elected member of the Academy of Inscriptions, and also of the French Academy; not long after, as payment for his share in the "medallic" history of the king's reign, he was appointed keeper of the library of the Louvre. He died two years after his wife, on the 18th of September 1722. The most important of his works were his editions of Pompeius Festus and Verrius Flaccus, and his translations of Horace (with, notes), Aristotle's Poetics, the Electra and Oedipus Coloneus of Sophocles, Epictetus, Hippocrates and Plutarch's Lives.

Wife: Anne Lefèvre (m. 1683, d. 1720)

    French Academy 1695
    Converted to Catholicism

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