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Théodore Agrippa d’Aubigné (1552–1630)

Aubigné, Théodore Agrippa d’ (ō-bē-nyā’). A French poet, historian, and statesman (1552–1630). After the death of Henri IV., his friend and patron, he fled from religious persecution in France to Geneva. His greatest work is ‘The Tragics’ (1577–94), in which are portrayed the horrors of wars of religion. His satires, too, have reference to the religious strifes of the time; famous among them is ‘The Catholic Confession of the Sieur de Sancy.’ His ‘Universal History’ (1616–19) is one of the most authoritative sources for the history of the latter half of the sixteenth century.