Des Periers, Bonaventure (d. 1544)

Des Periers, Bonaventure, a French humanist and story-teller, born at Autun, in Burgundy; valet-de-chamber of Margaret of Valois; wrote “Cymbalum Mundi,” a satirical production, in which, as a disciple of Lucian, he holds up to ridicule the religious beliefs of his day; also “Novelles Recréations et Joyeux Devis,” a collection of some 129 short stories admirably told; was one of the first prose-writers of the century, and is presumed to be the author of the “Heptameron,” ascribed to Margaret of Valois; (d. 1544).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Descamps
Descartes, René
Deschamps, Émile
Deschamps, Eustache
Desdemona
Desèze
Desmond, Earldom of
Des Moines
Desmoulins, Camille
De Soto
Des Periers, Bonaventure
Despre`aux
Dessalines, Jean Jacques
Dessau
Dessauer, the old
Destouches
Detmold
Detroit
Dettingen
Deucalion
Deus ex machina