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Malherbe, Francois de (1555-1628), poet, critic, and translator, was born at Caen, and educated at Paris, Heidelberg, and Basel. He became secretary to Henri d'Angonleme in Provence, where he wrote some poor verses. After Henri's death he remained for a time in Provence and Normandy, but a poem sent to Marie de Medici called attention to him. He came to Court, and was presented to Henri IV., and an inheritance from his father enabled him to stay at Paris, where he exercised some influence upon the literature of his time.