Definition of Boileau, Nicholas in English:

Boileau, Nicholas

proper noun

  • (1636–1711), French critic and poet; full name Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux. Boileau is considered particularly important as one of the founders of French literary criticism. His didactic poem Art poétique (1674) defined principles of composition and criticism.

Pronunciation:

Boileau, Nicholas

/ˈbwʌləʊ/