Henri Louis Habert de Montmor
Cousin of Philippe Habert and Germain Habert, he becomes adviser of the king at the 25 years age, then, in 1632, Master of the requests, posts that he obtains thanks to the fortune of his father, treasurer of extraordinary of the wars and treasurer of the saving.
He marries Henriette-Marie de Buade, sister of Louis de Buade de Frontenac, future governor of the News-France. He attends Marie de Gournay and written epigrams in Latin. In 1634, L is elected with the French Academy, of which he makes the fifth speech but within which he passes soon for a dissenting member.
Set on Descartes, he writes a poem on Cartesian physics heading Of rerum naturae and collects the scientific instruments. He is friendly of Mersenne, which dedicates its Universal Harmonie to him , and large friend of Pierre Gassendi, which dedicates its to him Vie of Tycho Brahé and the telescope bequeaths to him that itself Galileo had bequeathed to him. Three years after the death of Gassendi, Habert makes appear its complete works, in six volumes, for which he writes a Latin foreword.
In addition to Gassendi, it joins together at his place a circle of scientists and philosophers, inter alia Pierre Daniel Huet, Jean Chapelain, Adrien Auzout, Girard Desargues, Samuel Sorbière, Claude Clerselier, Jacques Rohault, GUI Shoe, Frénicle de Bessy, Melchisédech Thévenot, Roberval and Huygens. All are impassioned scientific experiments and form what one will call later the “Monmor Academy”, one of the learned societies from which in 1666 will be born the Academy of Science.
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