De Thou, Jacques Auguste

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de Thou, Jacques Auguste Gender: M
born on 8 October 1553 Jul.Cal. (18 Oct 1553 greg.) at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°32' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°26 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 29°59'

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Jacques Auguste de Thou


French historian, book collector and president of the Parlement de Paris. He wrote Historia sui temporis (a history of France from 1545-1584, written in Latin), resource materials for which were drawn from his rich library, which he established in the Rue des Poitevins in the year 1587, with the two brothers, Pierre and Jacques Dupuy, as librarians.

Jacques Auguste de Thou was the grandson of Augustin de Thou, president of the parlement of Paris (d. 1544), and the third son of Christophe de Thou (d. 1582), premier président of the same parlement, who had had ambitions to produce a history of France. His uncle was Nicolas de Thou, Bishop of Chartres (1573–1598). With this family background, he developed a love of literature, a firm but tolerant piety, and a loyalty to the Crown.

He died on 7 May 1617 in Paris.

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  • associate relationship with Montaigne, Michel de (born 28 February 1533 Jul.Cal. (10 Mar 1533 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Mémoires de Marguerite de Valois, reine de France et de Navarre. Mémoires de Jacques-Auguste de Thou depuis 1553 jusqu'en 1601 (Paris: Foucault, 1823), p. 217: "Jacques Auguste de Thou naquit dans la maison de ses pères à Paris le 8 octobre i553 , vers les sept heures du matin. Le même jour il fut présenté au baptême dans l'église de Saint-André-des-Arcs, par René Roulier, évêque de Senlis, par ..."


  • Vocation : Education : Librarian (Book collector)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (History)