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Humanist Writers : Francois Rabelais



Ca. 1483 - 1553. Became a FRANCISCAN, studied, was especially interested in Greek literature (Plutarch). Then he switched to become a BENEDICTINE, studied medicine at the University of Montpelier. Accompanied his friend Cardinal du Bellay to Rome; travelled widely. His GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL, a satire criticizing persons and institutions of his time, was published in several parts from 1532 on. The 3rd and 4th sections of it were declared heretic by the Sorbonne.
Rabelais influenced later generations of writers, among them de Balzac, Swift, Voltaire.


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Francois Rabelais, Pantagruelion, from digitalbanff
Short biography from uwm
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