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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Date of Birth: 28 February 1533

Place of Birth: Chateau de Montaigne, Gascony

Date of Death: 13 September 1592

Place of Death: Chateau de Montaigne, Gascony


Montaigne was born into a wealthy noble family of former Bordeaux merchants in 1533, during the reign of Francis I, at the height of the French Renaissance. The oldest of eight surviving children, he was taught Latin a…

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Keller, Marcus, “Montaigne”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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