French poet, carpenterDied when: 60 years 107 days (723 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Adam Billaut (31 January 1602 – 18 May 1662) was a French carpenter, poet and singer.Nicknamed "the Virgil of rabot" he is considered one of the first poet-workers.
Billaut divided his time between Paris, where he met Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, Guillaume Colletet, Paul Scarron and Michel de Marolles, and Nevers, where he married Catherine Fox in 1630.
He received patronage from Marie Louise Gonzaga and the Prince of Condé, and he was also pensioned by Cardinal Richelieu.
He wrote a number of books, including Les Chevilles, which enjoyed some critical success when it was published in 1644, Le Vilebrequin, published posthumously in 1663, and Le Rabot, which was never printed.