Thomas Sébillet

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Thomas Sébillet (1512–1589) was a French jurist, an essayist and a neo-Platonist grammarian. [1] He is now remembered for his Art Poétique (Poetic Art) from 1548, on French verse. He was strongly contradicted later by Joachim du Bellay, whose art poétique became normative. This "decapitation of richesse" lead to a centralisation of language, too (additionally to the concentration of political power).

Joachim du Bellay French poet, critic, and a member of the Pléiade

Joachim du Bellay was a French poet, critic, and a member of the Pléiade.

Equally advocate in Parliament, he was a favourite of Michel de l'Hospital, Étienne Pasquier and Pierre de l'Estoile. [1]

Étienne Pasquier was a French lawyer and man of letters. By his own account he was born in Paris on 7 June 1529, but according to others he was born in 1528. He was called to the Paris bar in 1549.

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  1. 1 2 Encyclopédie de la littérature (Literary Encyclopedia), Le Livre de Poche, "La Pochothèque" collection, 2004, p. 1828 ISBN   2-253-05301-5