Author: Charles Rollin
Charles Rollin (Paris, January 30, 1661 – Paris,
September 13, 1741) was an historian and a professor. He studied
philosophy and theology. He replaced his professor Herson
on the Second Chair of the Collège de Plessis, the
University of Paris also known as La Sorbonne. In 1687 he
became to be professor ‘rhétorique’ and
in 1688 professor ‘d'eloquence’ at the Collège
Royal. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris. He
remained in this position for two years, rather than the usual
one-year period. In 1699, he was appointed head of the College
of Beauvais, also in Paris.
Rollin followed Jansenistic principles. He lost appointments
because of those religious opinions; he was even disqualified
to be a rector, for which he was reelected in 1719.
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