Definition of Montaigne, Michel de in English:

Montaigne, Michel de

proper noun

  • (1533–92), French essayist; full name Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. Widely regarded as the originator of the modern essay, he wrote about prominent personalities and ideas of his age in his scepticalEssays (1580; 1588).

Pronunciation

Montaigne, Michel de

/mɔ̃tɛɲ//mɒnˈteɪn/