Rabelais joined a monestary at 15 years old, where he studied ancient Greek and Roman texts that had been ignored for centuries.
January 19, 1551
Since Rabelais had become the leading scholar in the study of ancient Greek books, and medical studies in particular, he left the monastery without permission and enrolled as a medical student in the University of Montpellier.
April 4, 1553
Rabelais published the first part of his famous comedy, Gargantua and Pantagruel, under the name Alcofribas Nasier, an anagram for his real name.
Rabelais is able to publish a fourth book with the help of the Cardinal de Guise.
Rabelais passes away, and his last words were, "I go to seek a great perhaps."