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Jean Belmain, also John Belmain (died after 1557) was a French Huguenot scholar who served as a French-language teacher to future English monarchs King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I at the court of their father, Henry VIII.
A zealous Calvinist, Jean Belmain was a refugee from the persecution of Protestants in France. Large and austere, he was well rewarded for his services, and may well have had a major role in forming Edward's Protestant views.
Belmain began his teaching duties in 1546 and also completed a French-language translation of the prose devotion Lamentacions of a Sinner written by Henry's last queen Catherine Parr, in which his most noticeable adaptation was to add exclamations.
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- Jordan, Edward VI: The Young King, Vol 1 (page 68)
- Loades, D. M. (2004). Intrigue and Treason: The Tudor Court, 1547–1558 (page 60). Pearson Education. ISBN 0-582-77226-5.
- Gibson, Jonathan (2004). Early Modern Women's Manuscript Writing (pages 34, 41). Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. ISBN 0-7546-0469-1.
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