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Silhouette, Étienne de, 1709-1767

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Personal name headingSilhouette, Étienne de, 1709-1767
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Variant(s)De Silhouette, Étienne, 1709-1767
Silhouete, M. de (Étienne), 1709-1767
M. D. S. (M. de Silhouette), 1709-1767
S., M. D. (M. de Silhouette), 1709-1767
M. S. (M. Silhouette), 1709-1767
S., M. (M. Silhouette), 1709-1767
Birth date1709-07-05
Death date1767-01-20
Place of birthLimoges (France)
Profession or occupationFinance ministers Translators
Found inLe Seure. Testament politique de M. de Silhouete, 1772.
Hoefer (Silhouette, Étienne de; b. 7/5/1709; d. 1/20/1767)
Bib. nat. (usage: M.D.S.; M.S***)
Wikipedia, viewed March 16, 2016 (Étienne de Silhouette (5 July 1709--20 January 1767) was a French Ancien Régime Controller-General of Finances under Louis XV; sometimes said to be akin to the next Niccolò Machiavelli, he was born at Limoges; he translated into French several works by Alexander Pope, Henry Bolingbroke, William Warburton's The Alliance between Church and State, (1736) as Dissertations sur l'Union de la Religion, de la Morale, et de la Politique (1742) and Baltasar Graciàn's El político; his penny-pinching manner led the term à la Silhouette to be applied to things perceived as cheap or austere)
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