Author:Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel

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Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel
17th-century French natural philosopher; and secretary of the Academie Royale des Sciences.
Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel


Most of du Hamel's publications were written in Latin; these include:

  • Philosophia moralis christiana (1652);
  • Astronomia physica (1659);
  • De Meteoris et fossilibus (1660);
  • De consensu veteris et novæ philosphiæ (1663);
  • De Corporis affectionibus (1670)
  • De mente humana (1672);
  • De corpore animato (1673);
  • Philosophia vetus et nova ad usum scholæ accommodata (1678)—a college textbook that ran through many editions;
  • Theologia speculatrix et practica (1690; 7 volumes)
  • Regiæ scientiarum Academiæ historia (1698; enlarged edition, 1701);
  • Institutiones biblicæ (1698);
  • Biblia sacra Vulgatæ editionis (1705)

Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.