Day: October 29, 2018

Title page of L'Hospital General Charitable

Saint Vincent’s Reading List LXV:  Vincent de Paul and the Hôpital Général of Paris

L’Hospital General Charitable. A Paris: Chez Charles Savreux, 1657. Call Number: SpC. 362.110944 H828s1657 This broadside is the 1657 public prospectus for the establishment of the famous Hôpital Général of Paris by Louis XIV.  In the middle years of the seventeenth century, the cumulative effects of decades of continental war, civil