Louise Labe Biography and Poems
Louise Labe Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Louise Labe, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Labe, as well as, a video biography...if available.
Louise Labé, (c. 1520 or 1522, Lyon – April 25, 1566, Parcieux), also identified as La Belle Cordière, (The Beautiful Ropemaker), was a female French poet of the Renaissance, born at Lyon, the daughter of a rich ropemaker, Pierre Charly, and his second wife, Etiennette Roybet. A recent book has argued that the poetry ascribed to her was a feminist creation of a number of French male poets of the Renaissance (see below).
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