By Rochambeau, Paris, 1877), of Odet de Selve, ambassador to England (ed.
By Kaulek, Paris, 1885), of Odet de Selve (ed.
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The Sciomachie was written to the cardinal of Guise, whose family were all-powerful at court, and Rabelais dedicated his next book to Odet de Chatillon, afterwards cardinal, a man of great influence.
ODET DE SELVE (c. 1504-1563), French diplomatist, was the son of Jean de Selve, first president at the parlements of Rouen and Bordeaux, vice-chancellor of Milan, and ambassador of the king of France.
In 1540 Odet was appointed councillor at the parlement of Paris and in 1542 at the grand council.