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Encyclopedia > Maurice Scève

Maurice Scève (c. 1500-1564), French poet, was born at Lyons, where his father practised law. Events Europes population was ~60 million. ... Events March 8 - Naples bans kissing in public under the penalty of death June 22 - Fort Caroline, the first French attempt at colonizing the New World September 10 - The Battle of Kawanakajima Ottoman Turks invade Malta Modern pencil becomes common in England Conquistadors crossed the Pacific Spanish found a colony... Poets are authors of poems. ... Lyons), see Lyons (disambiguation). ... Law (a loanword from Danish- Norwegian lov), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow...

Besides following his father's profession he was a painter, architect, musician and poet. He was the centre of the Lyonnese côterie that elaborated the theory of spiritual love, derived partly from Plato and partly from Petrarch, which was enunciated in Antoine Héroet's Parfaicte Amye. For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person licensed in the art of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of buildings, or more generally, the designer of a scheme or plan. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Statue of a philosopher, presumely Plato, in Delphi. ... From the c. ... Antoine Héroet, surnamed La Maison-Neuve (d. ...

Scève's chief works are Délie, objet de plus haulte vertu (1544); two eclogues, Anon (1536) and La Saulsaye (1547); and La Microcosme (1562), an encyclopaedic poem beginning with the fall of man. Délie consists of 450 dizaines and about 50 other poems in praise of his mistress. These poems, later little read, were even in Scève's own day so obscure that his enthusiastic admirer Etienne Dolet confesses he could not understand them. Étienne Dolet (August 3, 1509 - August 3, 1546) was a French scholar and printer. ...

Scève was a musician as well as a poet, and cared very much for the musical value of the words he used, in this and in his erudition he forms a link between the school of Marot and the Pléiade. Délie (an anagram for l'idée) set the fashion of a series of poems addressed to a mistress real or imaginary, followed by Ronsard in Cassandre and by Du Bellay in Olive. Cl ment Marot (1496-1544), was a French poet of the Renaissance period. ... Pierre de Ronsard, commonly referred to as Ronsard (September 11, 1524 - December, 1585), was a French poet and prince of poets (as his own generation in France called him). ... Joachim du Bellay (c. ...

The Lyonnese school of which Scève was the leader included his friend Claude de Taillemont and many women writers of verse, Jeanne Gaillarde--placed by Marot on an equality with Christine de Pisan, Pernette du Guillet, Clémence de Bourges and the poet's sisters, Claudine and Sibyile Scéve. Scève died in 1564. See also Louise Labe. Christine de Pizan, showing the interior of an apartment at the end of the 14th or commencement of the 15th century Christine de Pizan (circa 1365 - circa French poet and arguably the first female author in Europe to make a living from being a writer (Marie de France being the... Louise Charlin Perrin Labé, (c. ...

See E Bourciez, La Littérature polie at les nuvurs de cour sous Henri II (Paris, 1886); Pernetti, Recherches pour servir de l'histoire de Lyon (2 vols., Lyons, 1757), and F Brunetibre, "Un Précurseur de la Pléiade, Maurice Scève," in his Etudes critiques, vol. vi. (1899).

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica ( 1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...



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