Claude-François Fraguier

Claude François Fraguier (27 August 1660, Paris – 3 May 1728, Paris) was a French churchman and writer.

Fraguier became a Jesuit at a young age, but he left the order in 1694 to devote himself to literature. A classicist and author of dissertations on classical history, he was professor of theology at Caen and collaborated on the Journal des savants. He was a friend of Huet, Segrais, Mme de Lafayette and Ninon de Lenclos.

He was elected to the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres in 1705 and to the Académie française in 1717.

Voltaire said of him in his Siècle de Louis XIV "he was a good littérateur and full of taste. He put Plato's philosophy into good Latin verse. He would have done better to have written good French verse."[1]


  1. Catalogue de la plupart des écrivains français qui ont paru dans le Siècle de Louis XIV, pour servir à l’histoire littéraire de ce temps, 1751
  •  Bouillet, Marie-Nicolas; Chassang, Alexis, eds. (1878). "article name needed". Dictionnaire Bouillet (in French).
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