Lazare de Baïf

(c. 1496—1547)

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French ambassador in Venice. He translated Sophocles' Electra into alexandrines (1537); this dodecasyllabic line (named after the late twelfth-century Roman d'Alexandre) quickly became the standard metre for French tragedy ...

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

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