Étienne de La Boétie

French judge, writer and philosopher

Étienne de La Boétie, is a French writer and poet. He was a humanist. He was born November 1, 1530 in Sarlat-la-Canéda, a city in the south-east of Périgord, and he died August 18, 1563 in Germignan, in the town of Taillan-Médoc, near Bordeaux. La Boétie is famous for his Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. From 1558 he was a close friend of Montaigne, who paid him posthumous homage in his Essays.[1][2][3][4]


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  1. https://philosophynow.org/issues/136/Etienne_de_la_Boetie_1530-1563
  2. https://www.nonviolent-resistance.info/exhibitions/eng/boetie/timeline.htm
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20100922124240/http://etiennedelaboetie.net/
  4. https://openlibrary.org/authors/OL6007259A/%C3%89tienne_de_La_Bo%C3%A9tie