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Michel de Montaigne

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Davis Hauck

on 14 June 2011

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Michel de Montaigne Michel de Montaigne was born on February 28th 1533 and died on
September 23 1592. His birth and his death took place in Château de Montaigne, France. This Castle is were Michel de Montaigne wrote his essays and was born here also. In 1546 Michel de Montaigne went to the University of Toulouse to study law. Which allowed him to become the counceller in the Bordeaux parliament. University of Toulouse After completed his work in Bordeaux parliament he then became one of the most influential writers in the French Renaissance. He created the "essais" the essay. He made a large amount of essays that influced many writers like René Descartes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and perhaps William Shakespeare . He made many essays includes essays about age, drunkeness, glory, and cannibals. "A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband."
Michel de Montaigne

"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears."
Michel de Montaigne

"Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face."
Michel de Montaigne Michel de Montaigne believed that friendship, love and courage was that basis of human actions. He also belived that self awareness taugh tolerance and good sense. Michel de Montaigne work later led to the French classical period in the 17th century.
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