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Penette de Guillet

b. circa 1518, Lyon, France; d. 1545, France

The correct spelling of this name is PERNETTE DU GUILLET.

A writer of Neoplatonic and Petrarchan love poems, Pernette du Guillet belonged to a circle of writers in Lyon—a crossroads of humanist learning in the sixteenth century—that included Louise Labé and Maurice Scève. Her works, most of which survive, were published posthumously in a volume entitled Rymes in 1545.