Louis Thomassin

For the bow maker, see Louis Thomassin (archetier).
Louis Thomassin.

Louis Thomassin (Latin Ludovicus Thomassinus; 28 August 1619 at Aix-en-Provence24 December 1695 in Paris) was a French theologian and Oratorian.


At the age of thirteen he entered the Oratory and for some years was professor of literature in various colleges of the congregation, of theology at Saumur, and finally in the seminary of Saint Magloire, in Paris, where he remained until his death.

Thomassin was one of the most learned men of his time, "Vir stupendae plane eruditionis", as Hugo von Hurter says, in his Nomenclator literarius recentioris II (Innsbruck, 1893), 410.


Traité du négoce et de l'usure, 1697.

His chief works are:

The last-named two posthumous works were published by P. Bordes, who wrote a life of Thomassin at the beginning of the "Glossarium".


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