Pierre De Ronsard

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Birthday
11, 1524
Birthplace
Couture-sur-Loir, France
Death Date
Dec 27, 1585 (61)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1524
Birthplace
Couture-sur-Loir, France
Death Date
Dec 27, 1585 (61)

About

Prolific sixteenth-century French poet who is best known for his sonnets and odes. His most famous works include Sonnets pour Helene, Les Amours, and Les Odes.

Before Fame

Beginning at the age of nine, he attended Paris' College de Navarre. He later worked as a page in the Scottish Court of James V.

Trivia

He aspired to a career in international diplomacy; however, when he suddenly went deaf, he turned his attention to literature instead.

Family Life

He was the youngest son born into the upper-class household of Louis de Ronsard and Jeanne de Chaudrier.

Associated With

He received gifts from royals such as Mary, Queen of Scots.

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