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Fleury, Claude
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(Dec 6, 1640, Paris – Jul 14, 1723, Paris). After attending the Jesuit college in Clermont, Fleury studied law and became parliamentary advocate in 1658. In 1667, he began to study theology under the influence of J.-B. Bossuet and was ordained priest on Jun 8, 1669. From 1672 to 1680, he was the tutor of the princes of Conti, and from 1680 to 1683 of the count of Vermandois, a legitimate son of Louis XIV. After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Fleury participated alongside F. Fénelon in the conversion of Protestants and was appointed by him the second precepto…

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Dingel, Irene, “Fleury, Claude”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07684>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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