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Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

French writer, satirist and philosopher of enlightenment

1657   -   1757

movement: Age of Enlightenment
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Pierre-Corneille
occupation: philosopher, poet, writer, playwright, satirist, librettist, mathematician, lawyer, science fiction writer
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society
position held: Perpetual Secretary, seat 27 of the Académie française

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (French: [fɔ̃tənɛl]; 11 February 1657 – 9 January 1757), also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author and an influential member of three of the academies of the Institut de France, noted especially for his accessible treatment of scientific topics during the unfolding of the Age of Enlightenment.
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