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Montaigne, Michel Eyquem, seigneur de(Encyclopedia)Montaigne, Michel Eyquem, seigneur de mntn´, Fr. mshl´ km´ snyör´ d môNtn´y [key], 1533–92, French essayist. Montaigne was one of the greatest masters of the essay as a li...
Rais, Gilles de Laval, seigneur de(Encyclopedia)Rais, Gilles de Laval, seigneur de: see Retz, Gilles de Laval, seigneur de.
La Boétie, Étienne de(Encyclopedia)La Boétie, Étienne de tyn´ d lä bôs´ [key], 1530–63, French judge and writer. He served with Montaigne in the Bordeaux parlement and is immortalized in Montaigne's essay on friendshi...
Monluc, Blaise de(Encyclopedia)Monluc, Blaise de: see Montluc, Blaise de Lasseran-Massencôme, seigneur de.
Castelnau, Michel de(Encyclopedia)Castelnau, Michel de mshl´ d kästln´ [key], c.1520–1592, French diplomat and soldier. He early attracted the favorable notice of the cardinal of Lorraine (Charles de Guise) and performe...
Ghelderode, Michel de(Encyclopedia)Ghelderode, Michel de mshl´ d gldrd´ [key], 1898–1962, Belgian dramatist. He wrote in French and is noted for his colorful and avant-garde plays. He lived in obscurity until 1949, when...
Racan, Honorat de Bueil, seigneur de(Encyclopedia)Racan, Honorat de Bueil, seigneur de nrä´ d bö´y snyör´ d räkäN´ [key], 1589–1670, French poet. A disciple of Malherbe, he wrote some lyric poetry and a charming pastoral drama,...
Butor, Michel(Encyclopedia)Butor, Michel mshl´ bütôr´ [key], 1926–2016, French novelist and critic. As one of the chief exponents of the nouveau roman [new novel] (see French literature), Butor was less interested in ...
Baron, Michel(Encyclopedia)Baron or Boyron, Michel mshl´ bärôN´ or bwärôN´ [key], 1653–1729, one of the first great French actors. A protégé of Molière, he acted at the Hôtel de Bourgogne and at the Comédie Fr...
Soubise, Benjamin de Rohan, seigneur de(Encyclopedia)Soubise, Benjamin de Rohan, seigneur de bäNzhämN´ d räN´ snyûr´ d soobz´ [key], 1583–1642, French Protestant general. He fought under Maurice of Nassau in the Netherlands and s...
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