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Du Bartas, Guillaume de Salluste

Du Bartas, Guillaume de Salluste g?y?m d? slst d brts [key], 1544?90, French poet. A Huguenot soldier under Henry IV, Du Bartas is known chiefly for his epic poems La Sepmaine; ou, Creation du monde (1578) and the unfinished La Seconde Sepmaine (1584). In lofty verse they retell the main events of the Bible from a Protestant viewpoint.

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