Denis Veiras - author of Histoire de Sévarambes (1677); mentioned in French literature of the 17th century; aka Vairasse, Denis, ca. 1630-ca. 1696
Bleiler, Everett F. "Vairasse, Denis (and unknown collaborator)." Science Fiction: The Early Years. Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press, 1990. 754-755.
Denis Vairasse d'Alais (c 1637-c 1683). French Huguenot writer, soldier, lawyer. Spent part of his life in exile in England; expelled for political activities; returned to France; served in army; in later years taught English and other subjects in Paris. Also wrote exhaustive study of French grammar and a simpler French grammar for English-speakers.
Laursen, John Christian and Cyrus Masroori. "Introduction." The History of the Sevarambians: A Utopian Novel. By Denis Veiras. Ed. John Christian Laursen and Cyrus Masroori. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006.