Jean Marot

Jean Marot (1463 – c. 1526) was a French poet and the father of French Renaissance poet Clément Marot. He is often grouped with the "Grands Rhétoriqueurs".

He was born Jehan Desmaretz at Mathieu, near Caen in 1463. He composed verses and they were liked by Michelle de Saubonne who was the wife of the Lord of ''Le château du Parc-Soubise'' situated in Mouchamps. For this she presented him to Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, and in 1506 he obtained the post of ''escripvain'' (a cross between poet laureate and historiographer). Clément was the child of his second wife.

Later, Jean became the official poet of the kings Louis XII and Francis I of France. He died in Paris around 1526. His son Clément was then appointed in his place as ''valet de chambre'' to the king. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Marot, Clément 1496-1544
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by Marot, Jean 1463-1523
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