François De Salignac De La Mothe-Fénelon

François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, more commonly known as François Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. He today is remembered mostly as the author of The adventures of Telemachus, a thinly veiled attack on the French monarchy, first published in 1699.

Read more about François De Salignac De La Mothe-FénelonChildhood and Education, 1651–75, Early Years As A Priest, 1675–85, Missionary To The Huguenots, 1686–87, Important Friends, 1687–89, Royal Tutor, 1689–97, The Quietist Controversy, 1697–99, Later Years, Fénelon As Reformer and Defender of Human Rights, Works