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Bonaventure Des Périers (1500?–1544?)

Des Périers, Bonaventure (dā-per-yā’). A French story-teller; born at Arnay-le-Duc, about 1500; died about 1544. He was secretary to Margaret of Navarre. He wrote a series of 90 stories: ‘New Recreations and Merry Conceits,’ printed in 1558. In 1537 was published his ‘Cymbalum Mundi in French,’ an attack on the Christian religion.