Boileau, Gilles

, the eldest brother of Boileau Despreaux, was born in 1631, and had a place in the king’s household. He was a man of wit and learning, and published a translation of Arrian’s Epictetus, with a life of the philosopher, Paris, 1655, 8vo. He also published a translation of Diogenes Laertius, 1668, in 2 vols. 12mo; and two dissertations against Menage and Costar. His “Posthumous Works” were published in 1670. He also wrote verses, in no high estimation. 1

1 D’Alembert’s Eulogies translated by Aikin, 2 vols. 8vo. Cen. Dict.Wartdn’s Essay on Pope, &c. aad —Dict. Hist.