Francois Villon (1431-63)

TLW's French Poet Historyscope

By T.L. Winslow (TLW), the Historyscoper™

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Original Pub. Date: Aug. 26, 2015. Last Update: Feb. 5, 2017.

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Westerners are not only known as history ignoramuses, but double dumbass history ignoramuses when it comes to French poet history. Since I'm the one-and-only Historyscoper (tm), let me quickly bring you up to speed before you dive into my Master Historyscope.

List of French poets.

Francois Villon (1431-63)

In 1461-2 Paris-born Francois Villon (1431-63) pub. his masterpiece Le Grand Testament; 173 stanzas, incl. a bunch of rondeaux.

Jean Passerat (1534-1602)

In 1606 French poet Jean Passerat (1534-1602) posth. pub. Villanelle, which begins: "J'ay perdu ma Tourterelle", launching a new poetic form with 19 lines consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain; the most famous is Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" (1951).

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