Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

Philosopher, Author

1657 – 1757

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Who was Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle?

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author. Isaiah Berlin said Fontenelle "was the most civilized man of his time, and indeed of most times." In 1935, the lunar crater Fontenelle was named after him.

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Born
Feb 11, 1657
Rouen
Also known as
  • Bernard le Bouyer de Fontenelle
  • Bernard Fontenelle
  • Fontenelle
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Lived in
  • Rouen
  • Paris
Died
Jan 9, 1757
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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