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Symphorien Champier (1472?–c. 1535)

Champier, Symphorien (sho-pyā’). A French historian, poet, and physician; born in 1471 or 1472, in St. Symphorien-le-Loise, Lyonnais; died at Lyons, about 1535. Famed as a physician, with powerful friends at court and an ample fortune, he took delight in literature and the society of literary men, himself writing a series of poems for ‘Virtuous Ladies’ (1503), in four divisions, entitled ‘The Flower of Dames,’ ‘The Rule of Love, ‘The Prophecies of the Sibyls,’ and ‘The Book of True Love,’ respectively. His best history is an account of ‘Princes and Battles’ (1502).