Biography of François Rabelais

This article contains a concise biographical timeline for François Rabelais (c.1483/94-1553). He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes, and songs.

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between 1483 and 1494 – He is born.

1532 – He moves to Lyon, an intellectual center of his time. He also publishes his first book under the pseudonym Alcofribas Nasier, entitled Pantagruel King of the Dipsodes.

1534 – He begins working as a doctor at the Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon. He teaches medicine Montpellier. He publishes Gargantua.

1537 – He gives an anatomy lesson at Lyon’s Hôtel-Dieu using the corpse of a hanged man.

1539 – He again teaches at Montpellier.

1543 – He becomes a Master of Requests.

1545-1547 – He lives in Metz.

1546 – He publishes Le Tiers Livre.

1547 – He becomes curate of Saint-Christophe-du-Jambet in Maine and of Meudon near Paris.

1552 – He publishes Le Quart Livre.

1553 – He dies in Paris.

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