Jean Marot

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Jean Marot (1463 – c. 1526) was a French poet and the father of French Renaissance poet Clément Marot. He is often grouped with the "Grands Rhétoriqueurs".

He was born Jehan Desmaretz [1] at Mathieu, near Caen in 1463.

In 1506 he became secretary to Anne of Brittany and later became the official poet of the kings Louis XII and Francis I of France. He died in Paris.


  1. ^ "Mathieu d'hier et d'aujourd'hui #69". Mairie de Mathieu. May 1999. Retrieved 21 August 2014.