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Le Fèvre de La Boderie, Guy

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Author(s): Roudaut, François
Le Fèvre de La Boderie, Guy, * 9 Aug 1541 (Falaise), † 10 Jun 1598 (Falaise) Le Fèvre received his education in Caen, then in Paris, where he learned Hebrew, Arabic and Syriac. He became a disciple of → Guillaume Postel and a familiar of the duke of Alençon, brother of Henri III. His first important work was a Latin version of the Syriac New Testament, made in 1560 (Antwerp: Plantin 1571). In view of the interest that this work had raised, in 1568 Le Fèvre was invited by Arius Montanus to assist in the producti…