Labé, Louise

Labé, Louise

▪ French poet
original name  Louise Charly , byname  La Belle Cordière (French: “The Beautiful Rope Maker”)  
born c. 1524, Lyon, France
died 1566, Parcieux-en-Dombes
 French poet, the daughter of a rope maker (cordier).

      Labé was a member of the 16th-century Lyon school of humanist poets dominated by Maurice Scève. Her wit, charm, accomplishments, and the freedom she enjoyed provoked unverifiable legends, such as those claiming she rode to war, was taken to dressing like a man, and was a cultured courtesan. In 1555 she published a book of love sonnets, which are remarkable for their emotional intensity and their stylistic simplicity and which probably relate to her passion for the poet Olivier de Magny. The same volume also contained a prose dialogue, Débat de Folie et d'Amour (“Debate of Love and Folly”).

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  • Labé, Louise — (ca. 1524 1566)    The pen name of the poet Louise Charly, born into a well to do family of rope makers at Lyon and given a classical education unusual for any woman of her time. Her collected poems, published in 1555, include three elegies and… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

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  • Louise Labbé — Louise Labé Louise Labé, portrait gravé par Pierre Woeiriot (1555), BNF. Louise Labé (1524 à Lyon 25 avril 1566 à Parcieux en Dombes) est une poétesse française. Surnommée « La Belle Cordière », elle fait partie des poètes en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louise Labe — Louise Labé Louise Labé, portrait gravé par Pierre Woeiriot (1555), BNF. Louise Labé (1524 à Lyon 25 avril 1566 à Parcieux en Dombes) est une poétesse française. Surnommée « La Belle Cordière », elle fait partie des poètes en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louise Labé — Louise Labé, (c. 1520 or 1522, Lyon April 25, 1566, Parcieux en Dombes), also identified as La Belle Cordière, was a female French poet of the Renaissance, born at Lyon, the daughter of a rich ropemaker, Pierre Charly, and his second wife,… …   Wikipedia

  • Louise Labé — Louise Labé. Louise Labé, nacida Louise Charly (Lyon, 1525 Parcieux en Dombes, 25 de abril de 1566), poetisa francesa perteneciente a la Escuela Lionesa del Renacimiento, conocida también bajo los sobrenombres de la Safo de Lyon , la Ninfa del… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Louise Labe — Louise Labé Louise Labé (* ca. 1524 in Lyon; † 25. April 1566 in Parcieux en Dombes bei Lyon) war eine französische Autorin. Zu ihren Lebzeiten vor allem als emanzipierte Frau avant la lettre bekannt, gilt sie seit ihrer Wiederentdeckung gegen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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