François VI, duke de La Rochefoucauld Biography

Writer(1613–c. 1680)
French writer François VI, duke de La Rochefoucauld explored human behavior in 500 reflections he entitled Maximes.

Synopsis

French writer François VI, duke de La Rochefoucauld was born into a noble family on September 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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