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The New International Encyclopædia/Anquetil, Louis Pierre

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ANQUETIL, äNk'tḗl', Louis Pierre (1723-1806). A French historian. At the age of seventeen he joined the congregation of St. Geneviève; was director of the Seminary of Rheims, and afterward director of the College of Senlis. In the Reign of Terror he was imprisoned in St. Lazare. He was an early member of the Institute, and secured a place as archivist in the department of foreign affairs under Napoleon. His best work was his Histoire de Reims (1756-57). He also wrote several volumes of memoirs, such as Louis XIV., sa cour et le régent (1789), and an incomplete Histoire de France depuis les Gaules jusqu'à la fin de la monarchie (1805).