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Jean Froissart (Froissart Jean)

( French chronicler and poet.)

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Biography Jean Froissart (Froissart Jean)
(ca. 1337 - ca. 1410)
Born c.. 1337 in Valenciennes (county of Hainaut in Flanders). Among his patrons were Queen Philippa and Edward Prince of Wales (Black Prince).
His Chronicles of England, France and Spain, covering the period 1327-1400, ie. approximately the first half of the Hundred Years War. Apparently, Froissart began to keep records about. 1373, by then already established as a poet (rondo, le, ballads, pastorals). Home chronicle was copied three times: first version of the flatter the British, the second and third versions are imbued with French sympathies. Painting customs and mores of the nobility in the 14. - Froissart's most valuable contribution to the social history. In many factual errors and confusion in the chronology of Froissart remains the most important chronicler of the Hundred Years War. In literary terms it is much higher Angerranda Monstreletskogo, continuing his chronicle before 1444. It is believed that Froissart died in Chimay (county of Hainaut) in 1410.


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