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Bonaventure Des Périers

Des Périers, Bonaventure (bōnävăNtürˈ dā pārēāˈ) [key], c.1510–1544, French humanist and poet; protégé of Margaret of Navarre. His chief work, Cymbalum mundi (1537), a series of four skeptical prose dialogues in the manner of Lucian, was banned because of its attack on Christianity.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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