JACQUELINE PASCAL (1625-T661) ,
See also:sister of Bla,ise Pascal, was
See also:born at Clermont-Ferrand, France, on the 4th of
See also:October 1625 . She was a genuine
See also:prodigy, composing verses when only eight years, and a five-
See also:comedy at eleven . In 1646 the influence of her
See also:brother converted her to
See also:Jansenism . In 1652, she took the veil, despite the strong opposition of her brother, and subsequently was largely instrumental in the latter's own final conversion . She vehemently opposed the attempt to compel the assent of the nuns to the Papal bulls condemning Jansenism, but was at last compelled to yield her own . This
See also:blow, however, hastened her
See also:death, which occurred at
See also:Paris on the 4th of October 1661 .
BLAISE PASCAL (1623-1662)
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