César Vichard de Saint-Réal (1639–1692) was a French polygraph. He was born in Chambéry, Savoy, but educated in Lyon by the Jesuits. He used to work in the royal library with Antoine Varillas. This French historiographer influenced the way Saint-Réal wrote history. He used to be reader and friend of Hortense Mancini, duchesse de Mazarin, who took him with her to England (1675). Saint-Réal was a polygraph. His works belong to different genres but he had always interest for history. More information...
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