Michel de Montaigne

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Michel de Montaigne
Portrait of Michel de Montaigne, circa unknown.jpg
Born(1533-02-28)February 28, 1533
Château de Montaigne, Guyenne, Kingdom of France
DiedSeptember 13, 1592(1592-09-13) (aged 59)
Château de Montaigne, Guyenne, Kingdom of France
PeriodFrench Renaissance
GenresEssays, non-fiction
SubjectsChristianity, classics, education, human nature, morals, philosophy, science, truth

Philosophy career
School
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 — 13 September 1592) was a French Renaissance man,[2] statesman, and writer. He was a court official in the late Valois-Angoulême period of the Kingdom of France. Montaigne was was the inventor of essay-writing and was one of the most important philosophers of the French Renaissance.

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  1. Miner, Robert (2017). "Gay Science and the Practice of Perspectivism". Nietzsche and Montaigne. pp. 43–93. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66745-4_3.
  2. Heck, Francis S. (1971). "The Meaning of Solitude in Montaigne's Essays". The Bulletin of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. 25 (3): 93–97. JSTOR 1346683.

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