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Bellay, Joachim du

Born: 1522 AD
Died: 1560 AD

1522 – Joachim du Bellay was born at the château of La Turmelière, France.

1545 – Received permission to go to Poitiers to study law.

1547 – He met Ronsard in Poitiers, a starting-point of the French school of Renaissance poetry.

1549 – Published a Recueil de poésies dedicated to the Princess Marguerite.

1550 – Published his sonnet sequence Olive.

1552 – Wrote a version of the fourth book of the Aeneid.

1553 – Traveled to Rome as one of the secretaries of Cardinal du Bellay.

1559 – He published at Poitiers La Nouvelle Ivlanière de faire son profit des lettres.

1560 – du Bellay died on the 1st of January because of health problem.