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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Fleury, Claude, Abbé

An ecclesiastical historian, born in Paris; was at the outset of his career a successful advocate, but afterwards entered the Church; as tutor he educated various princes, including an illegitimate son of Louis XIV., who in reward appointed him to the priory of Argenteuil; was chosen confessor to the young Louis XV., and in 1696 was elected to the Academy; his chief work is his great "Ecclesiastical History" in 20 vols., on which he laboured for 30 years, and the learning, ability, and impartiality of which procured for him the esteem of all parties (1640-1723).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fleury, Claude, Abbé'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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