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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 338 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NICOLAS DE HERBERAY DES ESSARTS (d. about 1557), French translator, was born in Picardy. He served in the artillery, and at the expressed desire of Francis I. he translated into French the first eight books of Amadis de Gaul (1540-1548). The remaining books were translated by other authors. His other translations from the Spanish include L'Amant maltraite de sa mye (1539) ; Le Premier Livre de la chronique de dom Flores de Grece (1552); and L'Horloge des princes (1555) from Guevara. He also translated the works of Josephus (1557). He died about 1557. The Amadis de Gaul was translated into English by Anthony Munday in 1619.
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