Guillaume B., or Guglielmus Budaeus was a versatile French Humanist, philologist, legal scholar and diplomat. He was born on January 26, 1468 in Paris, where he also died on August 20, 1540. As the son of a high royal official, he grew up in an erudite and wealthy milieu where the lifestyle of the nobility of the sword was the ideal, and up to the age of 25, he devoted himself to pastimes accordingly: falconry, hunting and riding . In the early 1490s, after initial – and less than enthusiastic – studies of law at Orléans, B. discovered his passion for Latin and Greek literature ; [26…
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Deflers, Isabelle (Freiburg),
“Budé, Guillaume”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism
, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014).
Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004821>
First published online: 2015