Marquets, Anne de (1533–1588)

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Marquets, Anne de (1533–1588)

French nun and poet. Born 1533 in Normandy; died May 11, 1588.

At 9, entered the order of St. Dominic at the royal monastery in Poissy; probably took the veil (1548); attended conference at Poissy (1561), convened by ecclesiastics to resolve religious differences, where she addressed the delegates with poems and prayers which were later published as Sonets, prieres et devises (1562); published translation of works of Flaminio, Divines poesies (1569), as well as a collection of poetry dedicated to Margaret of Valois, and a collection of sonnets (1605); was celebrated by the poet Ronsard.

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