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Life and positionEdit
Marot was born Jehan Desmaretz  at Mathieu, near Caen in 1463. His verses were enjoyed by Michelle de Saubonne, wife of the Lord of Le château du Parc-Soubise situated in Mouchamps. For this she presented him to Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, and in 1506 he obtained the post of escripvain (poet laureate-cum-historiographer). Clément was the child of his second wife.
Jean later became the official poet of the kings Louis XII and Francis I of France. He died in Paris around 1526. His son Clément was then appointed in his place, as valet de chambre to the king, and likewise became a noted poet.
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