Claude Sallier

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Claude Sallier (4 April 1685, Saulieu - 6 September 1761, Paris) was a French ecclesiastic and philologist, as well as professor of Hebrew at the Collège royal and garde des manuscrits of the Bibliothèque du Roi.

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Sallier and Europe[edit]

France's first public library[edit]

Claude Sallier had an idea that was advanced for its era - to make culture accessible to all. From 1737 to 1750 he made books available to the town of Saulieu, forming France's first public library.

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