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François Hotman

1524 - 1590


Historical Period:
The Renaissance and the Reformation

François Hotman (1524-1590) was a French Protestant political theorist who was part of the monarchomach group who were opponents of absolute monarchy. Hotman trained as a lawyer but later turned to literature and political theory. He was a professor of jurisprudence, history, and literature at a number of European universities and was an important figure in the humanist movement.



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