Anne Dacier, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Anne Dacier

French scholar and translator

Date of Birth: 05-Aug-1645

Place of Birth: Preuilly-sur-Claise, Centre-Val de Loire, France

Date of Death: 17-Aug-1720

Profession: writer, translator, classical scholar, linguist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Anne Dacier

  • Anne Le Fèvre Dacier (1647 – 17 August 1720), better known during her lifetime as Madame Dacier, was a French scholar, translator, commentator and editor of the classics, including the Iliad and the Odyssey.
  • She sought to champion ancient literature and used her great capabilities in Latin and Greek for this purpose as well as for her own financial support, producing a series of editions and translations from which she earned her living.
  • She was the dedicatee of Gilles Ménage's Historia mulierum philosopharum, whose characterisation of her and of Anna Maria van Schurman was used to provide leading examples in treatises arguing for female education across the following centuries.

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