Comiers, Claude

Comiers, Claude a learned French mathematician, was born at Embrun. He was canon there, provost of the chapter of Ternant, doctor of theology, and apostolic prothonotary; also professor of mathematics at Paris, and was considered an able physician and chemist. He had contributed to the Journal des Savants from 1676 to 1678, and had invented several curious machines. Having become blind in 1690, he entered the hospital of Quinze-Vingts, where he took the title of aveugle royal because he had a pension from the king. He died at Paris in October, 1693, leaving La Nouvelle Science de la Nature des Cometes (Lyons, 1665): — Instruction pour Reunir les Eglises Pratendues Reformees a l'Eglise Romaine (Paris, 1678): — Traite des Langues et Ecritures (in the Mercure of September, October 1684, and February 1685): — Traite des Propheties (ibid. of August, September, December 1689, and September 1690): — Lettre a une Dame Nouvellement Convertie a la Religion Catholique (ibid. of December 1691), and many other pieces. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale. s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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