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François de La Mothe Le Vayer
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Date of Birth: 1 August 1588

Place of Birth: Paris

Date of Death: 9 May 1672

Place of Death: Paris


François de La Mothe Le Vayer was born in Paris in 1588 to a noble family from the province of Maine (Mans). He was the eldest son of Gatienne Le Breton and Félix de La Mothe Le Vayer (1547-1625), a deputy public prosecutor (substitut du procureur general) in the parliament of Paris, a post that Le Vayer inherited after his father’s deat…

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Matytsin, Anton, “François de La Mothe Le Vayer”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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