Francois I

Francois I

(Premier) style
The culmination of the early phase of French Renaissance architecture (1515–1547), named after Francis I, merged Gothic elements with the full use of Italian decoration. Fontainbleau and the chateaux of the Loire, among them Chambord, are outstanding examples.

François I (Premier) style

The culmination of the early phase of French Renaissance architecture named after Francis I (1515–1547), merging Gothic elements with the full use of Italian decoration. Fontainebleau is an outstanding example. (See illustration p. 439.)
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The "lute-poem" -- a short lyric text in which the poetic subject personifies the lute as a muse, companion, or confidant -- was a popular genre among French poets in the 1540s and 1550s, during the final years of the reign of Francois I, and that of Henri II.
Or the Chateau de Chambord, on which Francois I spent a king's ransom, literally.
The first historical note of record about Francois is a letter from Bude to the sixteen-year-old arts student recommending the study of philology and literature, and ending with passages in Greek exhorting the boy to persist in his Hellenistic studies.