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Marguerite de Navarre

 (1492–1549) Sister of François I and patron of humanism in France. She was close to Briçonnet’s proto-Protestant circle, and her Miroir de l’âme pécheresse (three editions were ...

Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549)   Reference library

Gordon Campbell

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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... de Navarre ( 1492–1549 ) Catholic Reformer, also known as Marguerite d’Angoulême and Marguerite d’Alençon. Her position as sister to King Francis I enabled her to act as patron and protector to Protestants. She supported the reforms in the diocese of Meaux led by Briçonnet , and entered into an extensive correspondence with him on spiritual matters. She was not a Protestant, but her thinking was informed by Lutheran and Calvinist doctrine, and by the spiritual libertinism deplored by Calvin. These sympathies associated her with the movement known in...

Marguerite de Navarre

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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... de Navarre ( 1492–1549 ) Sister of François I and patron of humanism in France. She was close to Briçonnet’s proto-Protestant circle, and her Miroir de l’âme pécheresse (three editions were printed by *Augereau ) was condemned by the Sorbonne in 1533 . Semi-exiled in Navarre after 1534 , she continued to protect persecuted writers and printers (Marot, *Dolet ). Her masterpiece, a volume of tales imitated from Boccaccio, was posthumously published in 1558 as Heptameron . Vincent...

Marguerite de Navarre

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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... de Navarre (also known as Marguerite d'Angoulême or d'Alençon ) ( 1492–1549 ). Born in Angoulême, daughter of Charles d'Angoulême and Louise de Savoie , she received the same humanist education as her younger brother, the future François I er . She was married in 1509 to Charles d'Alençon ( d. 1525 ), then in 1527 to Henri d'Albret , king of Navarre . Her daughter, Jeanne d'Albret , was mother of the future Henri IV . Throughout her life she was intimately involved in the political life of France, particularly in the period...

Marguerite de Navarre

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Reinier Leushuis

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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2014
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... of Silence. A Reading of Marguerite de Navarre's Poetry (Washington 1986). G. Ferguson , Mirroring Belief. Marguerite de Navarre's Devotional Poetry (Edinburgh 1992). C. La Charité , ‘Rhetorical Augustinianism in Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron ’, Allegorica 23 (2002) 55–88. R. Leushuis , ‘Dialogue, Self, and Free Will. Marguerite de Navarre's Dialogue en forme de vision nocturne ...

Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre  

 (1492–1549)Sister of François I and patron of humanism in France. She was close to Briçonnet’s proto-Protestant circle, and her Miroir de l’âme pécheresse (three editions were printed by Augereau) ...
Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...French court: King Henri of Navarre did have two lords called the Maréchal de Biron and the Duc de Longueville, who served as commanders in the French civil war from 1589 to 1592 . Biron was widely known in England, since he became an associate and adviser of the Earl of Essex when he led an English force to Henry’s aid. It has been conjectured that the main story of Love’s Labour’s Lost may derive from a now-lost account of a diplomatic visit to Henry in 1578 made by Catherine de Médicis and her daughter Marguerite de Valois, Henry’s estranged wife,...

22 The History of the Book in France

22 The History of the Book in France   Reference library

Vincent Giroud

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...Navarre , protected the reformist circle formed around Guillaume Briçonnet, bishop of Meaux. The king himself defended the biblical scholar Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples, whose translation of the New Testament was issued by *Colines in 1523 , two years after the faculty of theology had banned biblical translations. But he was powerless to prevent the execution of Louis de Berquin, the translator of *Erasmus , in 1529 , and turned to repression when Lyons-printed *broadsides attacking the Catholic mass were posted in 1534 , an indirect cause of the...

Jeanne d'Albret

Jeanne d'Albret  

(1528–72),Queen of Navarre, was the daughter of Henri II d'Albret, king of Navarre, and Marguerite d'Angoulême, sister of King Francis I. She married Antoine de Bourbon, who succeeded his ...
Marguerite De Valois

Marguerite De Valois  

(1553–1615),French poet, patron, and autobiographer, the daughter of King Henri II of France and Catherine de Médicis. In 1572 she married Henry of Navarre, who later became King Henri ...
Antoine Augereau

Antoine Augereau  

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 (c.1485–1534) Protestant Parisian printer and punchcutter, born in Fontenay-le Comte (Poitou).*Garamont’s teacher, he printed three editions of Marguerite de Navarre’s Miroir de l’âme pécheresse. ...
Nicolas Denisot

Nicolas Denisot  

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(1515–59),wrote under the pseudonym of ‘le comte d'Alsinois’. He organized the tombeau for Marguerite de Navarre (1550). His Cantique du premier avènement de Jésus‐Christ (1553) is noteworthy for the ...
Marguerite de Valois

Marguerite de Valois  

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(Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots). Sop. Sister of the French king, betrothed to the Huguenot Henri IV de Navarre. In support of her brother's wish to bring to an end the conflict between the Catholics and ...
Louise of Savoy

Louise of Savoy  

(1476–1531),Duchess of Angoulême, was born into a cadet branch of the house of Savoy. Her mother was Marguerite de Bourbon, who was the sister of Pierre de Beaujeu (husband ...
L' Heptaméron

L' Heptaméron  

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A collection in French of 72 tales of love (originally intended as 100, but unfinished) by Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549), sister of King Francis I. The tales, which depict love ...
House of Navarre

House of Navarre  

While there never was a “House of Navarre,” the ambitions that swirled around the little kingdom at the western end of the Pyrenees provide a focus for the coalescence of ...
Charles de Sainte-Marthe

Charles de Sainte-Marthe  

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(1512–55)taught theology at Poitiers, and was imprisoned in Grenoble for Lutheranism. Subsequently he taught French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. He was protected by the duchesse d'Étampes and found ...
Women Writers in France

Women Writers in France  

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All too often women's writing is described trans‐historically, as though the conditions surrounding its production had been identical for all writers and at all periods. On the contrary, both the ...
Guillaume Briçonnet

Guillaume Briçonnet  

(1470–1534),French humanist, appointed bishop of Lodève by Charles VIII (1489) and bishop of Meaux by Francis I (1516). From 1521 to 1524 he corresponded with Marguerite d'Angoulême; these letters ...
Antoine Héroët

Antoine Héroët  

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(1492–1568),French humanist poet, a courtier in the service of Marguerite d'Angoulême and (from 1552) bishop of Digne. His writings include L'Androgyne (composed 1535, published 1542), a poetic ...
François de Belleforest

François de Belleforest  

(1530–83)French writer; his continuation of Pierre Boaistuau's translation of Matteo Bandello's Novelle, as Histoires Tragiques (1559–82), includes a version of a legend from Saxo Grammaticus which ...

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