Du Bellay, Joachim

(ca. 1522-1560)
   French poet, second only to Pierre de Ronsard among the group of court poets known as La Pléiade. Like others of this school, he strove to capture and express the spirit of the great poets of classical antiquity in his native language. He is best known for a prose manifesto, Défense et illustration de la langue française / Defense and Illustration of the French Language (1549), which advocated a program to enrich both the language and its literature through imitation of ancient Greek and Latin literature as well as works of the Italian Renaissance. Among his poems, the collection of sonnets known as Les Regrets is most highly regarded.

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  • Bellay, Joachim du — (1522 1560)    poet, scholar    An influential figure of the French Renaissance, Joachim du Bellay was born in Liré. Abandoning a military career and under the influence of Peletier du Mans, he took up poetry. Inspired by the humanistic spirit of …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Bellay,Joachim du — Bel·lay (bə lāʹ, bĕ lāʹ), Joachim du. 1522? 1560. French poet. A founder of a group of poets known as the Pléiade, he wrote sonnets, satires on literary conventions, and a manifesto of the group s poetic principles. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bellay, Joachim du — ► (1525 60) Poeta francés, llamado el Ovidio francés. Autor de sonetos clásicos, como Los lamentos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BELLAY, JOACHIM DU —    French poet; author of sonnets entitled Regrets, full of vigour and poetry; wrote the Antiquités de Rome ; was called the Apollo of the Pléiade, the best poet and the best prose writer among them (1524 1560) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • du Bellay,Joachim — du Bel·lay (do͞o bə lāʹ, dü bĕ lāʹ), Joachim. See Bellay, Joachim du. * * * …   Universalium

  • DU BELLAY, Joachim — (1522 1560) Joachim Du Bellay s Defense et illustration de la langue françoyse (A de­fense and illustration of the French language, 1549) proclaimed the doctrine of the French Pleiade poets, including Du Bellay, Pierre de Ronsard,* and Jean… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • du Bellay, Joachim — ▪ French poet born c. 1522, Liré, Fr. died Jan. 1, 1560, Paris  French poet, leader with Pierre de Ronsard (Ronsard, Pierre de) of the literary group known as La Pléiade (Pléiade, La). Du Bellay is the author of the Pléiade s manifesto, La… …   Universalium

  • Joachim Du Bellay — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Du Bellay (Famille). Joachim du Bellay …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joachim du Bellay — (* um 1522 in Liré nahe Angers; † 1. Januar 1560 in Paris) war ein französischer Autor. Er gilt neben Pierre de Ronsard als der bedeutendste französische Lyriker der Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joachim du Bellay — Born c. 1522 Liré, Anjou, France Died 1 January 1560(1560 01 01) Paris …   Wikipedia

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