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M. de Fontenelle (1657-1757)
Also Known As: Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (French: [fɔ̃tənɛl]; 11 February 1657 – 9 January 1757), also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author and an influential member of three of the academies of the Institut de France, noted especially for his accessible treatment of scientific topics during the unfolding of the Age of Enlightenment.
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Fontenelle’s dialogues of the dead, in three parts. I. Dialogues of the antients. II. The antients with the moderns. III. The moderns. Translated from the French by the late John Hughes, Esq; with a reply to some remarks in a critique, call’d The judgment of Pluto, &c. And two original dialogues.M. de Fontenelle