Definition of Francois rabelais
1. Noun. Author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553).
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1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... imagination as his great elder and compatriot, francois rabelais. The first convents in which young Rabelais studied were prisons rather than refuges. ..."
2. Thought and Expression in the Sixteenth Century by Henry Osborn Taylor (1920)
"CHAPTER XIII francois rabelais THE people spoken of in the last few chapters open the ways. Their tendencies and tastes, studies and endeavors ..."
3. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"[francois rabelais, French satirist and humanist, was born at Chinon, 1483 or 1495. He was a Benedictine monk, left the order in a quarrel, ..."
4. The Court and Reign of Francis the First: King of France by Pardoe (Julia) (1887)
"... not, as in the case of Rabelais, from motives of self-interest, but from causes still more degrading; 1 francois rabelais was bom at Chinon in 1483. ..."
5. The Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis, Criticism by Julian Hawthorne, John Russell Young, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh, John Porter Lamberton (1906)
"francois rabelais was the son of a rich innkeeper of Chinon, where he was born about 1495. He was educated by the Benedictines at Seville, and joined the ..."