Claude Clerselier

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Claude Clerselier (1614, Paris – 1684, Paris) was a French editor. He edited and translated several works by René Descartes, especially his letters (Paris, 1657, 1659 et 1667), L'Homme, et un Traité de la formation du fœtus du mesme auteur avec les remarques de Louys de La Forge, 1664, L'Homme...et...Le Monde, 1667 et de ses Principes, 1681.

He was probably the uncle of the actor Denis Clerselier, known as Nanteuil.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain(French) "article name needed". Dictionnaire Bouillet. 

  • Trevor McClaughlin, "Claude Clerselier's Attestation of Descartes's Religious Orthodoxy" in Journal of Religious History, n° 20, June 1980, pp. 136–46.
  • See also Inventaire après décès de Claude Clerselier, Archives nationales, Minutier Central, Étude XXXIX, liasse 159, 10 January 1685.(via T.McC.)