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Mon·taigne(mŏn-tān′, môn-tĕn′yə), Michel Eyquem de 1533-1592.
French writer noted for developing the essay as a literary form as well as for the lively, personal quality of his prose.
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(Biography) Michel Eyquem de (miʃɛl ikɛm də). 1533–92, French writer. His life's work, the Essays (begun in 1571), established the essay as a literary genre and record the evolution of his moral ideas
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Mon•taigne(mɒnˈteɪn; Fr. mɔ̃ˈtɛn yə)
Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de, 1533–92, French essayist.
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