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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
La Rochefoucauld, François, Duc de
A great maxim writer, member of a French family of Angoumois, born at Paris; played a conspicuous part in the war of the Fronde; was present at several engagements, and was wounded twice over, and retired at length in shattered health; he passed the rest of his days at court, where he enjoyed the society of the most distinguished ladies of the time; his "Maxims" appeared in 1665, and were immediately appreciated; they bear one and all on ethical subjects, and are the fruit of a life of large and varied commerce with the race (1613-1680).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'La Rochefoucauld, François, Duc de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/la-rochefoucauld-franois-duc-de.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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