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Marguerite de Navarre, a French Renaissance writer of the sixteenth century, is best known for her cycle of tales, L'heptameron. She also wrote important devotional work, poetry and plays based on the bible.
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11 April 1492 Marguerite d'Angoulême (later Marguerite de Navarre) was born in the castle of Angoulême in France, of which province her father was ruler. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 December 1549 Marguerite de Navarre died at the castle of Odos in Bigorre, France, apparently following a stroke. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1559 Marguerite de Navarre's L'heptameron was published, posthumously and anonymously, at Paris. Bibliographic Citation link.
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