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Pierre de Ronsard

(1524—1585)

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Adrien Turnèbe

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(1512–65),

French classical philologist. He was born at Les Andelys in Normandy, and at the age of 12 moved to Paris to continue his education. He was appointed professor of ...

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Amadis Jamyn

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1540–93),

French poet associated with the Pléiade. He was a student of Dorat and Adrien Turnèbe and subsequently became the secretary and companion of Ronsard. He wrote love...

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Bion

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literature.

(c.100 bc),

a Greek pastoral poet who is reputed to have been born in Smyrna. His best‐known work is a lament for Adonis, which was imitated by Ronsard and other continental poets...

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Charles IX

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1550–74),

King of France, was the second son of King Henri II and Catherine de Médicis; before his accession he was known as duke of Orléans. In 1560, aged 10 ...

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Classical influences

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1. Medieval

Knowledge, assimilation, and exploitation of classical literary texts, identified since the 9th c. as the characteristic property of the educated élite of western...

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Clouet

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

Painters of Netherlandish origin, active in France. Jean (c. 1480–1541?) is first clearly documented in 1516 working for François I. He eventually became the King's chief painter with the...

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college

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The colleges that were founded in the Middle Ages were intended as residences and places of prayer and study for priests. Many colleges were dissolved in 1547, for they were ...

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criticism

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The reasoned discussion of literary works, an activity which may include some or all of the following procedures, in varying proportions: the defence of literature against moralists and...

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François de Malherbe

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(1555–1628),

French poet, born in Caen (Normandy), the son of a Protestant lawyer. He was educated in Basel and Heidelberg, and in 1577, having converted to Catholicism, entered...

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French Literature

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Literature.

The most abundant, innovative, and influential of all western European medieval literatures. Beginning with a trickle of texts in the 9th, 10th, and 11th centuries, it becomes established...

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