Definition of Boileau, Nicholas in English:

Boileau, Nicholas

proper noun

  • (1636–1711), French critic and poet; full name Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux. One of the founders of French literary criticism, his didactic poem "Art poétique" (1674) defined principles of composition and criticism.

Pronunciation:

Boileau, Nicholas

/bwäˈlō/