Rigolot knighted by president of France
Posted December 7, 2001; 10:39 a.m.
Francois Rigolot, the Meredith Howland Pyne Professor of French Literature, recently was knighted in the Order of National Merit by the president of France.
This decoration is bestowed upon humanists and scholars who distinguish themselves in promoting French culture around the world. In 1987, Rigolot was made Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques and promoted to officer in 1993 by the French government.
A former chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and current chair of Renaissance studies at Princeton, Rigolot is the author of a dozen books on early modern French literature and culture. His forthcoming study, "L'Erreur de la Renaissance," explores the concept of error before Descartes.
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