Claude Fleury

[Claude Fleury] Historian, born Paris, France, 1640; died there, 1725. After practising law for nine years, he became a priest, and for over 30 years was tutor to several young court nobles. The most notable of his many works is his immense church history to the year 1414, continued to 1595 by John Claude Fabre. Though his judgments are tinged with Gallicanism, they are expressed moderately and with restraint.

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