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Antoine Le Grand

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[Revised entry by Patricia Easton on February 7, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Antoine Le Grand (1629 - 1699) was a philosopher and catholic theologian who played an important role in propagating the Cartesian philosophy in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century. He was born in Douai, (at the time under rule by the Spanish Hapsburgs), and early in life was associated with an English community of Franciscans who had a college there. Le Grand became a Franciscan Recollect friar prior to leaving for England as a missionary in 1656. In England, he taught...

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