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Pierre Gringoire (c. 1475–1538?)

Gringoire, Pierre (gra-gwär’). A French poet; born in Caen, about 1475; died about 1538. He made himself a sort of court poet to Louis XII., celebrating among other things the conquest of Milan and the expedition against Naples. He was the creator of French political or topical drama, his best work in that line being ‘The Game of the Prince of Fools,’ in which the king is said to have collaborated; it was aimed against Pope Julius II., as was his ‘Morality of the Obstinate Man.’ His name figures in Victor Hugo’s ‘Notre Dame.’