Honorat de Porchères Laugier

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Honorat de Porchères Laugier (8 June 1572, Forcalquier[1] – 26 October 1653[2]) was a French poet. He is most notable for his sonnet on the beautiful eyes of Gabrielle d'Estrées and for being a founder member of the Académie française. He is sometimes called Honoré de Porchères Laugier.

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  1. ^ Date and place established by Léon de Berluc-Pérussis, Laugier de Porchères et Arbaud de Porchères, deux des quarante premiers de l'Académie française, lu le 19 janvier 1878, au Congrès scientifique de France, session de Nice, et le 16 avril 1879, en Sorbonne, à la réunion annuelle des Sociétés savantes, A. Masson, Forcalquier, 1880. Cité dans la Revue critique d'histoire et de littérature, nouvelle série, t. 10, 1880, p. 251-253. Son nom de baptême était Honoré de Laugier.
  2. ^ Date given on the Académie française site. Léon de Berluc-Pérussis gives October 1655. His contemporaries state that he was born much earlier and have him dying as a centenarian or quasi-centenarian.

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