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François Villon

Stock [[woodcut]] image, used to represent François Villon in the 1489 printing of the ''Grand Testament de Maistre François Villon'' François Villon (pronounced in modern French; in fifteenth-century French, ), born in Paris in 1431 and disappeared from view in 1463, is the best known French poet of the late Middle Ages. A ne'er-do-well who was involved in criminal behavior and had multiple encounters with law enforcement authorities, Villon wrote about some of these experiences in his poems.
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