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Ramsay, Andreas Michael
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(Chevalier Ramsay; 1686, Ayr, Scotland – May 6, 1743, St. Germain en Laye, near Paris), son of a baker, Ramsay was repelled while still a youth by the controversy between presbyterianism (Presbyterians) and Episcopalianism. As a student he tended towards Deism, but also formed links with mystical and spiritualist circles, which he intensified while a private tutor in London. He was on the continent from 1710, first with P. Poiret in Rijnsburg. Then he worked as secretary to F. Fénelon in Cambrai. Here he converted to Catholicism, and despite his ma…

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Ohst, Martin, “Ramsay, Andreas Michael”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024815>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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