Additional information (e.g. institutions, itineraria): Studies: studied mathematics in France, graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Vilnius university in 1766, also from the Faculty of Theology in 1770. Professional activity: taught mathematics, philosophy and french language at Vilnius noble academy of jesuits. Since 1772 worked in the astronomy observatory of Vilnius university. Doctor of liberal arts and philosophy of Vilnius university (1770), also doctor of canonical law (1773).
Language(s) of text: French
Coverage: Late 18th century
Subject: The book is written in the 'question-response' form. The author attempts to prove that the principles of science are not in conflict with religion (especially catholic morality). Society is encouraged to be obedient to the ruling class of feudalists.
Additional information: In 1776, this book was translated to Polish language (punlished together with the French original): "Katechizm krytyczny, moralny y polityczny. Napisany przez J. X. Gatey", w Wilnie, 1776, 272 s.
Contact person: Živilė Pabijutaitė
Pages from: 1
Pages to: 132
Date: 1774
Library: VUB
Title/incipit: Cathechisme critique, moral et politique. A l'usuge des jeunes seigneurs polonois, qui apprennent la langue francoise par mr. L'able Pierre Gatey Ci-devant jesuite.
Lived from: 1742.III.27
Lived to: Unknown
Relevance for project (low 1 - 5 high): 3
Copyright/legal status: To be checked
Signature: IV - 22953
Physical description: Printed edition
Place: IV - 22953
If book: printing house(s): A Vilna, de l'imprimerie Royale de L'Universite
Creator(s): Gatey Pierre Francois (Gatey Petrus)

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