Bonaventure Des Périers (1398 words)


Bonaventure Des Périers was a French humanist poet, translator and scholar who was purported to have written both singularly controversial and diverting narrative prose works in the first half of the sixteenth century. Mistrusted by Catholic and Calvinist leaders alike, Des Périers was nonetheless protected by Marguerite de Navarre, sister to the French king Francis I. Along with Rabelais and Montaigne, Des Périers is considered one of the most notable French prose writers of the sixteenth century.

Given the high profile intellectual and political circles that he frequented, surprisingly little is known about the private life of Des Périers. Some details may be gleaned from references in his poetry. …

Citation: Harp, Margaret. "Bonaventure Des Périers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 November 2018 [, accessed 15 August 2020.]

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