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Du Cange, Charles Dufresne
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(Dec 18, 1610, Amiens – Oct 23, 1688, Paris). After a humanist education at the Jesuit college in Amiens and law studies at the University of Orléans, Du Cange became a parliamentary advocate in Paris in 1631, but soon returned to Amiens. There he purchased the office of trésorier in 1645, which allowed him to devote himself to his historical and philosophical studies. He continued these in Paris in 1668 after an outbreak of the plague in Amiens. As an author and editor, Du Cange made a significant contribution to the fields o…

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Dingel, Irene, “Du Cange, Charles Dufresne”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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