Étienne de La Boétie

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Étienne de La Boétie, is a French writer and poet. He was a humanist. He was born November 1, 1530 in Sarlat-la-Canéda, a city in the south-east of Périgord, and he died August 18, 1563 in Germignan, in the town of Taillan-Médoc, near Bordeaux. La Boétie is famous for his Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. From 1558 he was a close friend of Montaigne, who paid him posthumous homage in his Essays.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. "Etienne de la Boétie (1530-1563) | Issue 136 | Philosophy Now".
  2. "Étienne de la Boétie - Against Voluntary Servitude - Discourse on the fall of tyrants".
  3. "Etienne de la Boétie - Home". Archived from the original on 2010-09-22.
  4. "Étienne de la Boétie".