Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De (1533–1592)

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was influential as a Renaissance courtier during the reign of Charles IX and, especially, as the author of Essais, through which he introduced a new literary form impressive for personal candor and humane skepticism.

Montaigne was born on the family estate Château de Montaigne in Perigord ...

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