Girard, Sieur de Saint-Amant, Saint-Amant

Girard, Sieur de Saint-Amant, Saint-Amant (1594 - 1661)


Marc-Antoine Girard, Sieur de Saint-Amant (1594-1661) was an adventurer and bon vivant. As an officer and diplomat, he served in Spain, Italy, England, and Poland. His poetry is extremely varied in style, ranging all the way from the tenderly lyrical to fierce burlesque.

  • "Saint-Amant." Representative French Poetry, ed. Victor E. Graham. 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965. 17-19.
  • Saint-Amant. Oeuvres. Ed. Jacques Bailb√©. 5 vols. Paris: Librairie M. Didier, 1967.
Given Name
Family Name
Girard, Sieur de Saint-Amant
Birth Date
September 30, 1594
Death Date
December 29, 1661
  • diplomat

Literary Period
Literary Movement
First RPO Edition