Fabio Brulart de Sillery
Great grandson of Henri de Montmorency and godson of Pope Alexander VII to whom he owes his Italian surname, he studied ancient Greek and Hebrew and received the title of doctor aged only 26. Député to the assembly of the clergy in 1685, he became bishop of Avranches in 1689, then of Soissons from 1692 to 1714. A member of the Académie de Soissons, he was elected a member of the Académie des inscriptions in 1701, then of the Académie française in 1705.
Only a few of Fabio Brulart de Sillery's writings survive, including some poems and dissertations, a harangue against James II of England, a catechism, and some other texts published by François Lamy in 1700 with some by Antoine Arnauld and Dominique Bouhours under the title Réflexions sur l'éloquence.
- Inventaire, lecture, invention: mélanges de critique et d'histoire. Bernard Beugnot, Jacinthe Martel, Jacques Allard - 1999 "Fabio Brûlart de Sillery (1655-1714) devait son prénom au pape Alexandre VII, Fabio Chigi, dont le nonce Piccolomini l'avait tenu sur les fonts .."