Marie de France entry: Overview screen.
It seems that MF must have been born before about 1150, in France, perhaps in the metropolitan region of the Île de France
, or else in Brittany
Marie de France wrote the twelve Lais
for which she is best-known ("short narrative poems of love and marvellous adventure").
If the writer Marie de France was indeed Abbess of Shaftesbury
, then she died in this year.