From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Barthélémy Aneau (c.1510-1561) was a French poet and humanist. He is known for his novel Alector, ou le coq, and his work on emblems.
He wrote both French and Latin poetry. His works include:
- a French verse translation of the emblem book of Andrea Alciato (Lyon, 1549);
- Quintil Horatian (Lyons, 1551), anonymous attack on Joachim du Bellay
- a Latin poem Picta poesis (1552), called 'Imagination poétique in his own French translation;
- Alector ou le coq, a fantasy story (Lyon, 1560).
He was killed in 1561, during riots in Lyon, in or near the College. He was suspected of Protestantism.