Rabelais, François
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French poet, physician and philologist. Born 1483 (probably) or 1494, died Paris 9. 4. 1553. 1510/11–1520 novice in the Franciscan Couvent de la Baumette, then from 1520 a monk in the Franciscan Friary of Puy-Saint-Martin à Fontenay-le-Comte; 1524 switched to the Benedictine Order. 1528–1530 secular priest in Paris. 1530 studied medicine at Montpellier; 1532–1535 physician in Lyon. Thereafter mainly in the employ of the Bishop and subsequently Ca…

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Thurn, Nikolaus, “Rabelais, François”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00585>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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