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Michel de Montaigne
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Essays: (1959 edition), Penguin Classics
Michel de Montaigne
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The Works of Michael de Montaigne: Comprising His Essays, Letters, Journey Through Germany and Italy. With Notes from All the Commentators, Biographical and Bibliographical Notices, &c. &c (1845 edition), [s.n.]
Michel de Montaigne
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The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne: With Notes and Quotations, and Account of the Author's Life (1870 edition)


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Born: February 28, 1533

Died: September 13, 1592 (aged 59)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism.

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