Guillaume Budé (born in Paris on January 26, 1467 and died in Paris on August 22, 1540) was a French humanist, also known as the Latin name Budaeus. Son of a large family of royal officials refined by Charles VI of France, they were father, Jean Budé, lawyer of the king's counselor, was a librarian who brought together an excellent library. Guillaume Budé is a great student of all disciplines (and in particular theology, jurisprudence, mathematics and phylology) and emphasized as a specialist in Latin and Greek. He inspired the creation of the Collège de France and was the director of the royal library of Fontainebleau. Despite his stay in Catholicism, his ideas influenced French Calvinism. The Buddha family was forced to be banned as a result of the massacre of Calvinists on the night of St. Bartholomew (August 23-24, 1572).
Sheet app.: 14 x19 cm. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Image app: 10 x 13 cm. 4 x 5.25. Condition: 16th century Copper print with hand coloring, small marginal restoration.