country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: writer, historian
award received: Broquette-Gonin prize, Prix Thérouanne, Prix Calmann-Lévy
Jean Markale (May 23, 1928 in Paris – November 23, 2008) was the pen name of Jean Bertrand, a French writer, poet, radio show host, lecturer and high school French teacher who lived in Brittany. As a former specialist in Celtic studies at the Sorbonne, he researched pre-Christian and medieval culture and spirituality. He published numerous books about Celtic civilization, particularly the place of women in Celtic culture, and Arthurian literature.
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