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Budaeus (Bude), Guillaume (1467-1540), a French scholar who, after a stormy youth, devoted himself to literature, and produced many works in philology, philosophy, and jurisprudence. He was much esteemed by Francis 1., who at his suggestion founded the Royal College of France for the teaching of sciences and languages, and also refrained from prohibiting printing, a course which had been advised by the Sorbonne. The king sent him to Rome as ambassador to Leo X., and made him Master of Requests in 1522. Of his works the best known are a treatise, De Asse, etc., which deals comprehensively with ancient coinage, and his Commentarii Linguae Graecae.