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Huet (Huetius), Pierre Daniel
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(Feb 8, 1620, Caen – Jan 26, 1721, Paris). Huet was the early orphaned son of a Calvinist who converted to Catholicism. After attending the Jesuit College he studied law in Caen. He shared an interest in Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and geography with S. Bochart, whom he accompanied to the Swedish court in 1652. In 1668, he published a manuscript by Origen on the Gospel of Matthew, which he had discovered there. But he had already returned to Paris by 1653. In 1662, he founded an academy for physics in Caen. In 1670, together with J.B. Bossuet, he became tutor of the dauphin, the …

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Dingel, Irene, “Huet (Huetius), Pierre Daniel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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