Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

Born: February 28, 1533

Died: September 13, 1592

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780199654505

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Source/Notes: The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne (2004 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781596255814
Source/Notes: The Works of Michael de Montaigne: Comprising His Essays, Letters, and Journey Through Germany and Italy (1856 edition)

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