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Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

Du Bartas, Guillaume de Salluste (gēyōmˈ də sälüstˈ dü bärtäsˈ) [key], 1544–90, French poet. A Huguenot soldier under Henry IV, Du Bartas is known chiefly for his epic poems La Sepmaine; ou, Creation du monde (1578) and the unfinished La Seconde Sepmaine (1584). In lofty verse they retell the main events of the Bible from a Protestant viewpoint.

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