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Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de (mô-tān’). The famous French moral philosopher; born at Château Montaigne, Périgord, Feb. 28, 1533; died on Sept. 13, 1592. Having originally studied law, he became a courtier in 1559; was attached to the person of Henry III., 1571; traveled in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, 1580; was mayor of Bordeaux 1581–85. His masterpiece was his ‘Essays’ (1580; 5th ed. during his lifetime, with an added book, 1588). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).