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Abraham Nico Las Amelot De La Houssaye


AMELOT DE LA HOUSSAYE, ABRAHAM NICO LAS (1634-1706), French historian and publicist, was born at Orleans in Feb. 1634 and died in Paris on Dec. 8, 1706. His most important work is Histoire du gouvernernent de Venise (1676), which called forth a violent protest from the Venetian ambassa dor in Paris. The author spent six weeks in the Bastille, but the popularity of the book was increased by the publicity given to the affair. It went through 22 editions in three years, and was trans lated into English and other languages.