François VI, duke de La Rochefoucauld
- BIRTH DATE:
September 15, 1613
- DEATH DATE:
c. March 16, 1680
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French writer François VI, duke de La Rochefoucauld explored human behavior in 500 reflections he entitled Maximes.
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François VI duke de La Rochefoucauld
French writer François VI, duke de La Rochefoucauld was born into a noble family on Sept. 15, 1613, in Paris, France. He joined the army and also played a major role in Fronde, which inspired his later work. He mastered the maxime, a French form of epigram that expresses paradoxical truth. He published 500 reflections on human behavior, calling the work Maximes
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