Antoine Court de Gébelin

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see Antoine Count de Gebelin

Antoine Court de Gébelin AKA Antoine Court

France 1719 – 1784

Teachers: Franz Anton Mesmer; Ben Franklin

Students: Eliphas Levi; Papus ; The Comte de Mellet (associated Tarot's 21 trumps and the fool with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet in 1781); "Etteilla" AKA Jean-Baptiste Alliette; Paul Foster Case;

Friends: Louis XVI;

Organizations: Freemasonry;

Author: Histoire naturelle de la parole, ou Précis de l'Origine du Langage & de la Grammaire Universelle ("Natural History of Speech, or a Treatise on the Origins of Language and of Universal Grammar"), 1776; Le Monde primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne ("The Primeval World, Analyzed and Compared to the Modern World"), volume viii, 1781 contains the 1st modern view of the Tarot; associated Gypsy Tarot with secrets of the Egyptians;

Comments: Tarot; Mesmerism, dies in a Mesmer electric / magnetic bath; Huguenot in Catholic France; supporter of the American Revolution; Freemason, lodge Les Amis Réunis, in 1771, and the lodge Les Neuf Sœurs with Franklin and Voltaire; dictionaries of etymology, a universal grammar, the origins of language;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Court_de_Gebelin; http://www.villarevak.org/bio/gebelin_1.html