Quotes by Francois Rabelais

About Francois Rabelais:

François Rabelais is Gargantua and Pantagruel. Because of his literary power and historical importance, Western literary critics considered him one of the great writers of world literature and among the creators of modern European writing. His literary legacy is such that today, the word "Rabelaisian" has been coined as a descriptive inspired by his work and life. Merriam-Webster defines the word as describing someone or something that is "marked by gross robust humor, extravagance of caricature, or bold naturalism."

Author Bio

  • NameFrancois Rabelais
  • Descriptionmajor French Renaissance writer
  • Born1494
  • DiedApril 19, 1553
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionWriter; Physician; Monk; Novelist
  • WorksAbbaye De Thélème