François Rabelais, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


François Rabelais

French writer

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1494

Place of Birth: Seuilly, Centre-Val de Loire, France

Date of Death: 09-Apr-1553

Profession: writer, physician writer, monk, novelist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About François Rabelais

  • François Rabelais (UK: RAB-?-lay, US: -?LAY, French: [f??~swa ?abl?]; between 1483 and 1494 – 1553) was a French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar.
  • He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs.
  • Because of his literary power and historical importance, Western literary critics consider him one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing.
  • His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • His literary legacy is such that the word Rabelaisian has been coined as a descriptive inspired by his work and life.
  • Merriam-Webster defines the word as describing someone or something that is "marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism".

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