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François le Métel de Boisrobert (August 1, 1592 - March 30, 1662), was a French poet. This article is a general introduction to French literature For detailed information on French literature in specific historic periods see the separate historical articles in the Medieval French literature is for the purpose of this article Literature written in Oïl languages (particularly Old French and early Middle For more information on historical developments in this period see Renaissance, History of France, and Early Modern France. French literature of the 17th century &mdashthe so-called Grand Siècle &mdashspans the reigns of Henry IV of France, the Regency of Marie de Medici French literature of the 18th century usually refers to the literature written between 1715, the year of the death of King Louis XIV of France, and 1798 the year French literature of the nineteenth century is for the purpose of this article literature written in French from (roughly 1799 to 1900 French literature of the twentieth century is for the purpose of this article literature written in French from (roughly 1895 to 1990 Contemporary French literature is French literature roughly from the 1990s to Today. Chronological list of French language authors (regardless of nationality by date of birth Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose"
He was born at Caen, and trained as a lawyer, practising for some time at the bar at Rouen. Caen (kɑ̃ is a commune in northwestern France. It is the Prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the Rouen (ʁwɑ̃ in French) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital About 1622 he went to Paris, and by the next year had established a footing at court, for he had a share in the ballet of the Bacchanales performed at the Louvre in February. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Ballet is a formalized form of Dance with its origins in the French court further developed in France and Russia as a Concert dance The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre located in Paris is the world's most visited art museum a historic monument and a national museum of France He accompanied an embassy to England in 1625, and in 1630 visited Rome, where he won the favour of Pope Urban VIII. Pope He took orders, and was made a canon of Rouen. A canon (from the Latin canonicus, itself derived from the Greek κανωνικος 'relating to a rule' is a priest who is a member of certain bodies of the
He had been introduced to Cardinal Richelieu in 1623, and by his humour and his talent as a raconteur soon made himself indispensable. This article is about a cardinal For information on the Russian also called The Red Eminence, see Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov. Boisrobert became one of the five poets who carried out Richelieu's dramatic ideas. He had a passion for theatre, and was a friend of Ninon de l'Enclos; and his enemies found ready weapons against him in his inappropriate lifestyle. Anne "Ninon" de l'Enclos also spelled Ninon de Lenclos and Ninon de Lanclos ( November 10, 1620 &ndash October 17, He was more than once disgraced, but never for long, although in his later years he was compelled to give more attention to his duties as a priest.
It was Boisrobert who suggested to Richelieu the plan of the Académie française, and he was one of its earliest and most active members. L'Académie française, or the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. Rich as he was through the benefices conferred on him by his patron, he was liberal to men of letters. After the death of Richelieu, he attached himself to Mazarin, whom he served faithfully throughout the Fronde. Jules Mazarin, born Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino ( July 14 1602 &ndash March 9 1661) was an accomplished French statesman La Fronde (1648–1653 was a Civil war in France, occurring in the midst of the Franco-Spanish War, which had begun in 1635
He wrote a number of comedies, to one of which, La Belle Plaideuse, Molière's L'Avare is said to owe something; and also some volumes of verse. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his Stage name, Molière, ( January 15, 1622 – February 17 1673) was a French The licentious Contes, published under the name of his brother D'Ouville, are often attributed to him.
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