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Postel, Guillaume
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Postel, Guillaume, * 1510 (La Dolerie), † 6 Sep 1581 (Paris)

Born in Normandy, to a family of humble tillermen, he came to Paris early at his parents' death. Moved by a passionate desire to acquire instruction and learning, he began by mainly teaching himself in the Liberal Arts and oriental languages, while attending lessons at the Colleges of Sainte Barbe and Cardinal Lemoine; working there as a servant to pay for his education, he is likely to have met some of the foremost representatives of the so-called “Pré-Réforme catholique”, who were precisely teaching at these schools, the milieu o…

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Brach, Jean-Pierre, “Postel, Guillaume”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 20 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_295>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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