Biography: Paul Pétau (1568-1614), French littérateur and antiquarian, born in Orléans, or his son Paul-Alexandre Pétau, who in 1628 succeeded him as conseiller at the Parlement de Paris. The son also inherited the father's books and manuscripts. At his death the manuscripts were acquired by Queen Christina and left to the Vatican, the printed books being sold in 1722 at The Hague together with those of F. Mansard.
Biography Date: 1568-1614
Biography References: Prov. Reg. Notes; LOC; CERL;
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