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RENE LE BOSSU (1631-1680)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 287 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RENE LE BOSSU (1631-1680), French critic, was born in Paris on the 16th of March 1631: He studied at Nanterre, and in 1649 became one of the regular canons of Sainte-Genevieve. He wrote Parallele des principes de la physique d'Aristote et de celle de Rene Descartes (1674), and a Traite du poeme epique, highly praised by Boileau, the leading doctrine of which was that the subject should be chosen before the characters, and that the action should be arranged without reference to the personages who are to figure in the scene. He died on the 14th of March 1680.
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