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What did Rabelais write about?

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Francois Rabelais (1494 – 1553)
Francois Rabelais was a French monk and physician who wrote several volumes of a huge novel, The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel, a story about a giant and his son.

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Moreover, why is Rabelais important?

Around 1521, Rabelais became a priest, but broke his vows in 1530 to study medicine. He was one of the first, if not the first, physicians to dissect the human body. In 1532 he became head physician at a hospital in Lyons, and he began to write. Rabelais' works are famous for their bawdy, satirical nature.

Furthermore, what did Francois Rabelais contribute to the renaissance? François Rabelais, pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier, (born c. 1494, Poitou, France—died probably April 9, 1553, Paris), French writer and priest who for his contemporaries was an eminent physician and humanist and for posterity is the author of the comic masterpiece Gargantua and Pantagruel.

Also Know, what is Francois Rabelais best known for?

Rabelais, François (1494–1553) French humanist and satirist. Rabelais is famed for his classic series of satires, now known collectively as Gargantua and Pantagruel. The series itself consists of Pantagruel (1532), Gargantua (1534), Le Tiers Livre (1546), Le Quart Livre (1552) and Le Cinquième Livre (1564).

When was Francois Rabelais born?

February 4, 1494

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Who wrote Gargantua?

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What does Rabelais mean?

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What were Francois Rabelais last words?

Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going.

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Where is Francois Rabelais from?

Chinon, France

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Where did Francois Rabelais live?

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What is a great perhaps?

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What does pantagruel mean?

the boisterous, giant son of Gargantua in Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel: he is a jovial drunkard characterized by rough, extravagant humor. Origin of Pantagruel. from uncertain or unknown; perhaps name of a minor devil referred to in writings of the late 15th circa.

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Who started humanism?

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