Bellay, Joachim du

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Born: 1522 AD
Died: 1560 AD, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Poets


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.

 

 

 

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