François Rabelais - Priest, Author, Doctor - Biography

François Rabelais Biography

Priest, Author, Doctor (c. 1494–c. 1553)
French writer and physician François Rabelais wrote the comic masterpiece Gargantua and Pantagruel, which is praised for its use of language and satire.


François Rabelais was born in c. 1494 in Poitou, France. It’s believed that Rabelais briefly studied law before becoming a priest around 1521. He broke his vows to study medicine at the University of Montpellier and became a physician at the Hôtel-Dieu in 1532. While there, he published his comic masterpiece Gargantua and Pantagruel, which consisted of several satirical novels.

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