Saint-Gelays, Mellin de

Saint-Gelays or Saint-Gelais, Mellin de mĕlăN də săN-zhəlā´ [key], c.1490–1558, French poet. He lived in Italy for many years, and he helped to introduce the Italian sonnet form as well as the spirit of the Renaissance into French literature.

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