Madeleine de l'Aubespine

Pollie Bromilow (University of Liverpool)
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Madeleine de l’Aubespine (1546-1596) was a poet, essayist and translator active in the most prestigious literary circles of her day. Unlike many Renaissance women writers whose lives are known to us only through their works, Aubespine’s life is well documented because her father, husband and brother were all important figures in the French court. A collection of essays attributed to her in 2001 by Colette Winn was printed in her lifetime under the name Madame de Rivery. The

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is a series of reflections on moral topics which was until 2001 attributed to another female author, Marie Le Gendre. Winn now attributes the first eighteen essays in the collection to Aubespine, whilst considering that the twelve extra essays included in the volume might still have…

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Citation: Bromilow, Pollie. "Madeleine de l'Aubespine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 September 2008 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12228, accessed 03 March 2024.]

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