François Rabelais

François Rabelais

Died: April 9, 1553

Nationality: French

Occupation: Clergyman, writer, doctor, humanist

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Chapter 5. - Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532 - 1564)

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François Rabelais

“Nature abhors a vacuum.”

- François Rabelais

Source/Notes: The Complete Works of Francois Rabelais (1999 edition), Univ of California Press - ISBN: 9780520064010