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Porée, Charles, 1675-1741 (Author)
Vallet, Jérôme, 1667-172? (Printer of plates)
Bonnart, Henri, 1642-1711 (Printer of plates)

Martin J. Gross collection of selected manuscripts of Voltaire 1727-1778

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1715
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KGV (Voltaire) 02-76 [Manuscript]
Collège Louis-le-Grand (Paris, France) -- Curricula
Rhetoric -- Study and teaching
Voltaire, 1694-1778 -- Friends and associates
Ownership: Martin J. Gross Collection.
Statement of responsibility: data a Carolo Poreo Societ. Jesu anno Domini millesimo septingentesimo decimo quinto, 1715.
Biographical/historical: French Jesuit rhetorician and dramatist; born Vendes (Calvados), Sept. 4, 1675; died Paris, Jan. 11, 1741; named professor of rhetoric at Louis-le-Grand in 1708 and continued to teach there until his death. Cf. Backer-Sommervogel, VI, col. 1021-1033. Voltaire studied rhetoric under Porée in 1709-1710, and remained in contact with him long afterward. "Son plus grand mérite fut de faire aimer les lettres et la vertu à ses disciples"--Voltaire, in his catalog of writers of the age of Louis XIV (in Le siècle de Louis XIV, first published 1751).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 v. (169, 63, [2], [4], [2] p., [3] leaves of plates) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Binding: Contemporary calf, gilt.
Bound volume containing manuscript, in a contemporary hand, of a course on rhetoric taught by Porée at the Collège Louis-le-Grand, Paris, where Voltaire was a student 1704-1711.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14789925
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4549a160-01c6-0135-3cda-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1675: Creator Born
  • 1715: Created
  • 1741: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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