Estienne family

   humanists
   Beginning a family of French humanists, Robert Estienne (1498-1559) was born in Paris and is the author of Trésor de la langue latine (15 31), he was also a translator. Along with bonaventure des préier, clément marot, and françois rabelais,he was part of the literary circle around marguerite de valois, queen of Navarre, a writer herself and patron of humanism. His son, Henri Estienne (1531-98), was also born in Paris and produced the first edition of Anacreon's Odes, then entered into the intellectual debates of the period with Apologie pour Hérodote (1566). He crowned his vast philosophical and grammatical output with his Trésor de la langue grecque (1572).

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