French poet, theologian, and reformer / c. 1495-1544 / born in Cahors / from 1519 in the service of the Reformation-minded Marguerite d’Angoulême / from 1534 at the Reformed court of Ferrara / from 1536 in Paris and after recanting, court poet for the staunchly Catholic King Francis I / 1543 refuge in Geneva with Calvin / 1544 fled Calvin’s severity for Turin, where he died / typical representative of the Renaissance: 1515 publication of poem Le Temple de Cupido / 1543 publication of poem Les blasons anatomiques du corps feminin / publication of Cinquantes Pseaumes / 49 of his psalms are in the Genevan Psalter