Guillaume Crétin

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Guillaume Dubois or Guillaume Crétin (c. 1460 – 30 November 1525) was a French poet.


He was treasurer of the Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes, then cantor of the Sainte-Chapelle de Paris and ordinary almoner to Francis I of France.

Of his work, mainly his 'chants royaux' (1527), praised by his contemporaries, survive. He was recognised as a master, notably by Jean Lemaire de Belges and Clément Marot. He is one of the great virtuosos of 'rime équivoquée' (for example, the Espistre à Honorat de la Jaille of circa 1510).


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBouillet, Marie-Nicolas; Chassang, Alexis, eds. (1878). "Dubois (Guill.)". Dictionnaire Bouillet (in French). p. 557. 

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