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Le Févre, Nicaise [Nicasius, Nicolas]locked

(c. 1610–1669)
  • N. G. Coley


Le Févre, Nicaise [Nicasius, Nicolas] (c. 1610–1669), chemist, was born in Sedan, France, the son of Claude Le Févre (c.1569–c.1630), a protestant apothecary born in Rouen who settled in Sedan about 1597, and Françoise de Beaufort, daughter of a local family of apothecaries and physicians. ...

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