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Vil·lon(vē-yōN′), François 1431-1463?
French poet. His satirical lyrics are contained in Le petit testament (c. 1456) and Le testament (c. 1461).
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1. (Biography) François (frɑ̃swa). born 1431, French poet. His poems, such as those in Le Petit testament (?1456) and Le Grand testament (1461), are mostly ballades and rondeaux, verse forms that he revitalized. He was banished in 1463, after which nothing more was heard of him
2. Jacques (ʒak), real name Gaston Duchamp. 1875–1963, French cubist painter and engraver
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1. François, 1431–63?, French poet.
2. Jacques (Gaston Duchamp), 1875–1963, French painter.
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