Two Dutch friends, Constantijn Huygens (von Zuylichem), father of the more celebrated Huygens, and Hoogheland, figure amongst the correspondents, not to mention various savants, professors and churchmen (particularly Jesuits).
Ardently devoted to the service of humanity, he projected a scheme for a general concourse of all the savants in Europe, and started in London a paper, Journal du Lycee de Londres, which was to be the organ of their views.
A conference of Catholic savants, held in 1863 under the presidency of Dellinger, decided that authority must be supreme in the Church.
He corresponded with many of the European savants of his day, and contributed largely to the Ada Eruditorum of Leipzig.
His later years were saddened by circumstances connected with a romantic attachment he had formed for Mademoiselle de Lespinasse, whose acquaintance he made at the house of Madame du Deffand, a noted resort of literary men and savants.
The work achieved by Russian savants, especially in biology, physiology and chemistry, and in the sciences descriptive of the vast territory of Russia, is well known to Europe.
An interesting feature of the expedition was the presence on board of several savants who were charged to examine the antiquities and develop the resources of Egypt.
As for the benefits which Bonaparte and his savants helped to confer on Egypt, they soon vanished.
Equally distinguishedin natural science,philosophy and the administration of civic affairs, he takes a high place among the versatile savants of the ancient Greek world.
Dareste, "La Loi Gombette," in the Journal des savants (July 1891).
Molinier, Les Sources de l'histoire de France; as well as notices by Kervyn de Lettenhove prefixed to the Ouvres and in the Biographie nation* de Belgique; and an article (three parts) by Vallet de Viriville in the Journal des savants (1867).
Barth in the Journal des savants (Paris, 1897); R.
Writers, savants, poets, artists, noble and plebeian, layman and cleric, without any previous concert, or obvious connexion, were working towards that ideal of political liberty which was to unite all the Magyars.
2 Journal des savants (1850).
Fourier was one of the savants who accompanied Bonaparte to Egypt in 1798; and during this expedition he was called to discharge important political duties in addition to his scientific ones.
Here he became acquainted with many of the savants of the capital, and was much interested in French clerical affairs.
Although England can show nothing like the Journal des savants, which has flourished almost without a break for two and a half centuries, a nearly complete series of reviews of English literature may be made up from 1681 to the present day.
The first number of the Journal des savants appeared on the 5th of January 1665, under the assumed name of the sieur d'Hedouville.
From its commencement the Journal des savants was pirated in Holland, and for ten years a kind of joint issue made up with the Journal des Trevoux appeared at Amsterdam.
He was succeeded as editor by La Roque, Barrin, Bernard and Leclerc. Bayle's method was followed in an equally meritorious periodical, the Histoire des ouvrages des Savants (1687-1704) of H.
Germany The earliest trace of the literary journal in Germany is to be found in the Erbauliche Monatsunterredungen (1663) of the poet Johann Rist and in the Miscellanea curiosa medico-physica (1670-1704) of the Academia naturae curiosorum Leopoldina-Carolina, the first scientific annual, uniting the features of the Journal des savants and of the Philosophical Transactions.
Ricci, Francesco Nazzari, the future cardinal, established in 1668 the Giornale de' letterati upon the plan of the French Journal des savants.
"The intuitive soul," says Hegel, "oversteps the conditions of time and space; it beholds things remote, things long past, and things to come."' What we need, if any progress is to be made in knowledge of the subject, is not a metaphysical hypothesis, but a large, carefully tested, and well-recorded collection of examples, made by savants of recognized standing.
savants &rangers, vii.
Cousin, "Le Duc et connetable de Luynes," in Journal des savants (1861-1863); B.
Almost the only American scientist of his day, he displayed remarkably deep as well as remarkably varied abilities in science and deserved the honours enthusiastically given him by the savants of Europe.
It was not until the close of the 19th century that the ruins were thoroughly examined by French savants.
He contributed to the Annali of the Roman Institute, the Journal des savants and the Acaddmie des inscriptions.
The date B.C. 2130-2088 is that adopted by Thureau-Dangin, after a discussion of the subject, in the Journal des Savants, 1908, p. 199; and by Ungnad in the Orient.
Apart from modern European savants and historians, and the more strictly Oriental chroniclers who have written in Persian, Turkish or Arabic, the following authorities may be cited - Laonicus Chalcondylas, Joannes Leunclavius, Joachimus Camerarius, Petrus Perondinus, Lazaro Soranzo, Simon Mairlus, Matthew Michiovius.
He supported all scientific enterprises with unlimited generosity, and the most famous savants of all countries flocked to Rome.
is distinguished by the great number of persecutions, prosecutions and injuries inflicted upon Catholic savants, from the prosecution of Antonio Rosmini down to the proscription directed against the heads of the American Church.
When the Committee of Public Safety made an appeal to the savants to assist in producing the materiel required for the defence of the republic, he applied himself wholly to these operations, and, distinguished himself by his indefatigable activity therein; he wrote at this time his Description de fart de fabriquer les canons, and his Avis aux ouvriers fer sur la fabrication de l'acier.
Lefevre (Milan, 1894), on which see Haureau in the Journal des savants for 1895.
This was the termination of the French occupation of Egypt, of which the chief permanent monument was the Description de lEgypte, compiled by the French savants who accompanied the expedition.
Leveque, "Damascius" (Journal des savants, February 1891).
Among his other works are: Euclidis elementorum libri, &c. (Paris, 1626); Universae geometriae synopsis (1644); Les Mechaniques de Galilee (Paris, 1634); Questions inouies ou recreations des savants (1634); Questions theologiques, physiques, &c. (1634); Nouvelles decouvertes de Galilee (1639); Cogitata physico-mathematica (1644).
He wrote numerous articles in the Revue historique (of which he was co-director with Gabriel Monod for some years) and in other learned reviews, such as the Revue des questions historiques and the Journal des savants.
A petition in his favour addressed to Coffinhal, the president of the tribunal, is said to have been met with the reply La Republique n'a pas besoin de savants, and on the 8th of the month Lavoisier and his companions were guillotined at the Place de la Revolution.
For further details see Les Savants Godefroy (Paris, 1873) by the marquis de Godefroy-Menilglaise, son of Denis Joseph Godefroy.
His studies included all the wide range of subjects, classics, science and philosophy, which constituted the curriculum of the Renaissance savants.
Legendre, who recommended that it should be published in the Recueil des savants strangers, an unparalleled honour for a youth of eighteen.
ADELARD (or Aethelard) of Bath (12th century), English scholastic philosopher, and one of the greatest savants of medieval England.
But these and other distinguished savants whose names might be enumerated scarcely belong to the history of Swedish literature.
From this time onward the ex-bishop lived in retirement, occupying himself in literary pursuits and in correspondence with most of the eminent savants of Europe; but as he had been deprived of his pension as a senator he was compelled to sell his library to obtain means of support.
ROGER JOSEPH BOSCOVICH (1711?-1787) mathematician and natural philosopher, one of the earliest of foreign savants to adopt Newton's gravitation theory, was born at Ragusa in Dalmatia on the 18th of May 1711, according to the usual account, but ten years earlier according to Lalande (Eloge, 1792).
astr., p. 819 (also in the Journal des savants for 1801); F.
Partly from superiority to the narrowness of his age, and partly in the interest of his struggle with the Papacy, this Malleus ecclesiae Romanae drew to his court those savants whose pursuits were discouraged by the church, and especially students in the forbidden lore of the Arabians.
des savants cathol.
par divers savants a lacad.
idiots savants, prodigies and other exceptional individuals.
Autistic savants who do seem to make the change, albeit belatedly, may thus lose their abilities.
But unlike other savants, who can perform similar feats, Tammet can describe how he does it.
One such asset is absolute pitch ability, which is rare in normal populations but ubiquitous in musical savants.
Natural theology was the indispensable medium through which early Victorian savants broadcast their messages.
Brown Feather seemed to belong to a long line of idiots savants from a Native American background.
Nothing so St Tropez tacky graces the property portfolio of New York's second-home savants.
accessing the subconscious He cites, for example, a non-autistic student whose calculating skills rival those of the best mathematical savants.
(3rd ed., Paris, 1838), Fragments de philosophie cartesienne (Paris, 1845), and in the Journal des savants (1860-1861); F.
Barth, Comptes rendues de l'academie des inscriptions (1898), xxvi., 1 47, 2 33; Sylvain Levy, Journal des savants (1905) pp. 54 0 sqq.; and R.
Along with other English scholars, who had ties of close association with German learning and German savants, he was extremely reluctant in the last days of July 1914 to contemplate the possibility of war with Germany; but the violation of Belgian neutrality and the outrages committed in Belgium by German troops brought him speedily into line with national feeling.
15, 1683), which was more of the type of the Journal des Savants (see under France below), whence it borrowed many contributions.
Literary criticism was no more free than political discussion, and no person was allowed to trespass either upon the domain of the Journal des savants or that of the Mercure de France (see News Papers) without the payment of heavy subsidies.
The Bibliotheque raisonnee des ouvrages des savants (1728-1758) was supplementary to Leclerc, and was succeeded by the Bibliotheque des sciences et des beaux-arts (1754-1780).
The experience of hypnagogic illusions also seems far more rare than ordinary dreaming in sleep. Unfortunately, while these phenomena have been carefully studied by officially scientific characters, in England orthodox savants have disdained to observe crystalgazing, while in France psychologists have too commonly experimented with subjects professionally hysterical and quite untrustworthy.
revised appeared in 1867 under the title Les Forets de la Gaule et de l'ancienne France); La Terre et l'homme, a general historical sketch of geology, geography and ethnology, being the introduction to the Histoire universelle, by Victor Duruy (1854); Histoire des religions de la Grece antique, (3 vols., 1857-1859); La Magie et l'astrologie dans l'antiquite et dans le moyen age (1863); Histoire del' ancienne academie des sciences (1864); Histoire de l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (1865); a learned paper on the reports of French archaeology, written on the occasion of the universal exhibition (1867); a number of articles in the Encyclopedie moderne (1846-1851), in Michaud's Biographie universelle (1858 and seq.), in the Journal des savants in the Revue des deux mondes (1873, 1877, 1879-1880, &c.).
Cousin's articles in the Journal des Savants, and Cheruel in Revue historique (1877), see also Cheruel's Histoire de France pendant la minorite, &c., app. to vol.
See Boudinhon, " Note sur le concile de Laodicee," in the Compte rendu du premier congres des savants catholiques a Paris, 1888 (Paris, 1889), vol.
Under the presidency of Franko Racki (1825-1894) the academy, with its journal the Rad jugoskovenske Akademije, became the headquarters of an active group of savants, among whom may be mentioned Vastroslav Jagic (b.
In 1840 he read at the Academic des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres two dissertations, an "Essai sur l'appreciation de la fortune privee au moyen age," followed by an "Examen critique des tables de prix du marc d'argent depuis l'epoque de Saint Louis"; these essays were included by the Academy in its Recueil de memoires presertes par divers savants (vol.
Some people have exceptional abilities we do not understand—for example, savants.
Perhaps we all have such remarkable abilities but are impaired in a way—maybe the rest of us have a disease to which these savants are immune.
Nothing so St Tropez tacky graces the property portfolio of New York 's second-home savants.
Accessing the subconscious He cites, for example, a non-autistic student whose calculating skills rival those of the best mathematical savants.
Children who display savant syndrome have traditionally been referred to as idiot, retarded, or autistic savants.
Experts believe that the most common skill demonstrated by savants is extraordinary memory.
Some children (called savants) test as mentally retarded but learn their native language, as well as foreign languages, very easily.
Later, the term autistic-savant was introduced, but it was also incorrect, as many savants do not have autism.
According to psychiatrist Darold Treffert, about half of all savants are autistic while the other half experiences a variety of disabilities, brain injuries, or brain diseases.
His studies also reveal that there are six times more male savants than female savants.
Prodigious Savants: Individuals in this category possess prodigy-level skills that far surpass their general functioning ability in one or more areas.
Additionally, the abilities of prodigious savants also exceed the achievements of people in the general population in the same area of expertise.
Talented Savants: People in this category exhibit a level of ability that exceeds expectation based on their low intelligence levels.
Splinter Skill Savants: This is the most common type of savant, particularly in autistic people.
Even though the condition is rare, chances are you're familiar with a few savants.
In the 19th century, savants were called idiot savants because the French terms idiot meant unlearned and savant meant skill.
However, the 19th century medical community also generally called people with low IQs idiots, which made the term inappropriate for savants, who generally had higher IQs.
Prodigy or Genius Level Skills: Prodigy level savants are rare and only 25 known autistic savants are prodigies.
Autistic prodigious savants include musicians, mathematicians and linguists.
Some autism researchers are studying autistic savants, particularly their thought patterns and certain aspects of savant skills, in effort to learn more about autism.
The increased public interest in savants may lead to more funding opportunities for autism research that can potentially benefit all people with autism.
Savant syndrome is a separate condition and few individuals on the autism spectrum are savants.
in Herzog-Hauck's Realencyklopadie (1897); C. Jourdain, De l'Origine des traditions sur le christianisme de Boece (1861); Gaston Boissier, " Le Christianisme de Boece," in Journal des Savants (1889),PP 449-4 62; A.
His invention of the spiral watch-spring was explained in the Journal des savants (Feb.
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