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Marot, Clément
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(Nov 23, 1496?, Cahors – Sep 10, 1544, Turin). As the court poet of the French king Francis I, Marot entertained contacts with the royal family, especially with the Protestant-minded Marguerite of Angoulême, the king's sister and later queen of Navarre. He was imprisoned for breaking fast in 1526. After 1530, he wrote his first (metrical) paraphrases of the Psalms in hymnal form; he was probably inspired by Marguerite's contacts with Strasbourg, where a German Psalter hymnal (Huguenots: II) was composed between 1525 and 1538 (Church song: I, 5). In 1534, Marot fled…

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Marti, Andreas, “Marot, Clément”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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