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Lefèvre d'Étaples, Jacques

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Author(s): Janssen, Frans A.
Lefèvre d'Étaples, Jacques (Jacobus Faber Stapulensis), * ca. 1455 (Étaples), † 1536 (Nérac) French theologian and humanist. Having completed his studies in Paris, he lectured in philosophy there. He visited Italy three times: in 1491-1492 (during which trip he met with → Ficino and → Pico della Mirandola), in 1499-1500, and in 1507. From 1507 on, Lefèvre was in the service of his maecenas Guillaume Briçonnet Junior. Because of religious repression by the Faculty of Theology of the Sorbonne, he spent some ye…