, son of the preceding, was born October 20, 1645, at Deventer, and learned the elements
, son of the preceding, was born October 20, 1645, at Deventer, and learned the elements of the Latin tongue there; but, going with the family in, 1658 to Leyden, he carried on his studies in that university with incredible industry under the eye of his father, who had the greatest desire to make him a complete scholar. In this view he not only read to him the best classic authors, but instructed him in the civil law. About 1670 he made the tour of England, and visited both the universities, consulting their Mss.; and formed an acquaintance with several eminent scholars, particularly Dr. Edward Pocock, Dr. John Pearson, and Dr. Meric Casaubon, which last died in his arms. He was much pleased with the institution of the royal society, and addressed a letter to them in approbation of it. After some months’ stay in England, he returned to Ley den, where he published an edition of Macrobius that year in 8vo, and another of Polybius the same year at Amsterdam, in '2, vols. 8vo. The same year he was also offered the professorship held by Hogersius but, not having finished the plan of his travels, he declined, though the professor, to engage his acceptance, proposed to hold the place till his return.
&c. first president of the parliament of Paris, and one of the most eminent magistrates of his age, was born October 20, 1617, at Pans, of a noble and ancient family,
, marquis de Baville, &c.
first president of the parliament of Paris, and one of the
most eminent magistrates of his age, was born October
20, 1617, at Pans, of a noble and ancient family, which
has produced many persons of merit. He was son of Christian de Lamoignon, president of the parliament at Paris,
seigneur de Baville, &c. and admitted counsellor to the
same parliament 1635, master of the requests 1644, and
first president 1658. His prudence, amiable temper, affability, talents for public affairs, and love of learning and
learned men, gained him universal esteem. The extent
of his genius, and his great eloquence, were admired in
Remonstrances,” and the harangues which he
delivered at the head of the parliament. Nor were his abilities less conspicuous in the verbal process of the ordinances of April 1667, and August 1670, nor in his “
Resolutions,” which we have on several important points of
the French law, 1702, 4to. He died December 10, 1677,
aged sixty, regretted by all persons of worth. M. Flechier
spoke his funeral oration, and Boileau justly mentions him,
with the highest encomiums.