Born: Feb. 28, 1533 - Chateau de Montaigne, Near Bordeaux, France
Died: Sep. 13, 1592 - Chateau de Montaigne, Near Bordeaux, France
Montaigne was educated at the College de Guyenne at Bordeaux and is best known for his Essays covering a multitude of subjects. The first two books were published in 1580 and a third book was added in 1588. There was also a posthumous edition in 1595. The first English translation came in 1603 by John Florio and was followed in 1685 by Charles Cotton. Montaigne was elected to the Bordeaux Parlement in 1557 and retired to the family estate in 1569 and became mayor of Bordeaux from 1581 to 1585. Montaigne's first publication was a translation from Latin to French of the Book of Creatures, or a Natural Theology, by Sebond.
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