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Author photo. Portrait de François Rabelais (1483–1559); anonyme; 17e siècle; huile sur toile; 0,48 H, 0,40 L; Musée national du château et des Trianons, Versailles

Portrait de François Rabelais (1483–1559); anonyme; 17e siècle; huile sur toile; 0,48 H, 0,40 L; Musée national du château et des Trianons, Versailles

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French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. François Rabelais studied law and joined the Franciscan order of monks. He then studied medicine and became a practicing physician, but his true genius was as a storyteller. He's considered an eminent, avant-garde author of fantasy and satire, with his comic masterpiece Gargantua and Pantagruel being published in several volumes between 1532 and 1564. Since his day, "Rabelaisian" has entered the English vocabulary as a byword for works marked by bawdy or outrageous humor, caricatures, and bold truthfulness.
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