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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549)

Marguerite d’Angoulême, or d’Alençon, or de Valois, or de Navarre (mär-gā-rēt’ dä-gö-lām’). Queen of Navarre, and famous for her stories, poems, and letters; born at Angoulême, April 1492; died in Bigorre, 1549. She was a great patroness of literature. She is best known in literature by the celebrated ‘Heptameron,’ a collection of tales. A book of her poems, ‘Pearls of the Pearl of Princesses,’ appeared in 1547; ‘Letters,’ in 1841–42. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).