Etienne de la BOETIE

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FrenchBorn Etienne de la BOETIE

French judge, writer and "a founder of modern political philosophy in France"

Born on November 01, 1530 in Sarlat , France

Died on August 18, 1563 in Germignan , France

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La Boétie was born in Sarlat, in the Périgord region of southwest France, in 1530 to an aristocratic family. His father was a royal official of the Périgord region and his mother was the sister of the president of the Bordeaux Parliament (assembly of lawyers). Orphaned at an early age, he was brought up by his uncle and namesake, the curate of Bouilbonnas, and received his law degree from the University of Orléans in 1553.

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