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Montaigne, Michel de

Line breaks: Mi¦chel de Mon|taigne
Pronunciation: /mɒnˈteɪn
 
, mɔ̃tɛɲ/

Definition of Montaigne, Michel de in English:

( 1533–92), French essayist; full name Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. Widely regarded as the originator of the modern essay, he wrote about prominent personalities and ideas of his age in his sceptical Essays (1580; 1588).

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