Born: 1496 AD
Died: 1544 AD, at 48 years of age.
1496 - Born in Cahors, Quercy in France.
1512 - Practised this form of poetry, which he would later help overthrow, and he wrote panegyrics to Guillaume Cretin, the supposed original of the Raminagrobis of François Rabelais, while he translated Virgil's first eclogue.
1514 - Presented to him his Judgment of Minos, and shortly afterwards he was either styled or styled himself facteur (poet) de la reine to Queen Claude.
1519 - He was attached to the suite of Marguerite d'Angoulême, the king's sister, a great patron of the arts.
1520 - He was also a great favourite of Francis himself, attended the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
1525 - He was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Pavia, but soon released, and was back in Paris again.
1526 - He was arrested on a charge of heresy and lodged in the Châtelet in February.
1528 - He was certainly a member of the royal household with a stipend of 250 livres, besides which he had inherited property in Quercy.
1532 - He published (it had perhaps appeared three years earlier), under the title of Adolescence Clémentine, the first printed collection of his works, which was very popular and was frequently reprinted with additions.
1544 - Died in Turin, France.
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