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  • (noun): Author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553).
    Synonyms: Rabelais

François Rabelais

François Rabelais (; c. 1494 – 9 April 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs. His best known work is Gargantua and Pantagruel.

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Thelemites - Historical Antecedents - François Rabelais
... François Rabelais was a Franciscan and later a Benedictine monk of the 16th century ... Most critics today agree that Rabelais wrote from a Christian humanist perspective, as Crowley biographer Lawrence Sutin says when he contrasts the French author's beliefs ... Sutin writes that Rabelais was no precursor of Thelema, with his beliefs containing elements of Stoicism and Christian kindness ...
François Rabelais - Works
... Gargantua and Pantagruel, a series of four or five books including Pantagruel (1532) La vie très horrifique du grand Gargantua, usually called Gargantua (1534) Le Tiers Livre ("The third book", 1546) Le Quart Livre ("The fourth book", 1552) Le Cinquiesme Livre (A fifth book, whose attribution to Rabelais is debated). ...

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    I won’t undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
    —François Rabelais (1494–1553)