Michel de l’Hospital, Chancellor of France (June 1560–1568), was both a Reformist minded political figure and a humanist. He was well known for his literary works and was the principal public voice of compromise and moderation during the French Religious Wars. He is commemorated in contemporary poems and essays as a learned scholar.
L’Hospital was born in Auvergne, sometime between 1504 and 1507. His father, Charles de l’Hospital, was a doctor who served several different dukes of Bourbon, most notably Charles de Bourbon, the Connétable de Bourbon and commander of the royal army. When the Connétable chose to switch allegiance to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the elder l’…
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Harp, Margaret. "Michel de l'Hospital". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 March 2018
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