Brant Pierre de Bourdais (Brantme Pierre de Bourdeilles)( French aristocrat, historian and memoirist.)
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Biography Brant Pierre de Bourdais (Brantme Pierre de Bourdeilles)
Born in Burden (near perigee), the early years spent at the court of Margaret of Angouleme (later Marguerite de Navarre). In 1558-1584 Branthomme traveled extensively and participated in all the major military campaigns of its time (including in the religious wars in France) went to Italy, Scotland, England, Portugal, Spain and Africa. Among his friends can be called Philip Strozzi, and Franц╖ois de Guise. When Henri III Branthomme became a member of the royal chamber, but when Charles IX left the family estate in Perigord. The fall from his horse, chained him to bed for 4 years and caused a chronic illness, and forced idleness prompted to turn to writing his memoirs. Many experienced adventure, . participated in diplomatic missions and wars, . familiarity with the great men of his time, . among them Marguerite de Valois (Queen Margot), . Mary Stuart, . Queen Elizabeth The English, . Catherine de Medici and Suleiman I, . make it a valuable historical document notes,
. Brantome distinguish liveliness and beauty of style, his moralizing does not peculiar. It, . however, . note, . he always subjective, . often inaccurate and superficial, . clearly preferred the scandal and unceremoniously withdraws from other authors - French, . Spanish, . Italian, . putting a lot of effort to, . to conceal their sources, . Why change the locale and character names,
. Died in Branthomme Burden July 15, 1614
. Among the works belonging Branthomme should mention Biographies of famous people and the great French generals (Vies des hommes illustres et des grands capitaines franais); Biographies of famous people and great military leaders of foreign (Vies des hommes illustres et des grands capitaines trangers); Biographies of famous women and gallant ladies (Vies des dames illustres, . Vies des dames galantes); Anecdotes about duels (Anecdotes touchant les duels), . as well as bragging and oaths Spaniards (Rodomontades et jurements des Espagnols),
. Notes BRANTOME were first published in 1665-1666.