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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“The deed will be accomplished with the least amount of bloodshed possible, and, if possible ..., well save all the souls and send them happily off to their abode.”
—François Rabelais (14941553)