Michel Eyquem De Montaigne, the founder of the modern
Essay, was born February 28, 1533, at the chateau
of Montaigne in Pirigord. He came of a family
of wealthy merchants of Bo...
The French author Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) created a new literary genre, the essay, in which he used self-portrayal as a mirror of humanity in general.Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born...