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François Rabelais
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Complete sentence: "So full I had filled my puddings before, and a bellyful is a bellyful you know." Source: The Works of Francis Rabelais, Volume 2 (1851 edition), p. 472, "Pantagruel - Chapter XXIII"
François Rabelais
Source/Notes:
In French: "L'habit ne fait pas le moine". It's quoted as a proverb on "Oeuvres de François Rabelais, Volume 2", p. 495


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Born: 1493

Died: April 9, 1553 (aged 60)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Clergyman, writer, doctor, humanist

Bio: François Rabelais was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel.

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