Philippe COMINO (Comines Philippe)( French historian)
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Biography Philippe COMINO (Comines Philippe)
Born in Flanders. His father was the distinguished Flemish nobleman, who held high office in the Burgundian army. Philip, who was left early an orphan, was brought under Burgundian court and was approximate graph Charolais - the future Charles the Bold, gradually reaching a high position when it. In August 1472 Comyn suddenly switched to the service of a bitter opponent of Charles - French King Louis XI, who had promised to reward him generously. Thanks to the generosity of the monarch and a successful marriage Comyn was the owner of considerable estates throughout France and one of the leading advisers to the court. During the reign of Charles VIII Comyn was involved in an unsuccessful palace intrigue and in 1486 imprisoned briefly, then was sent into exile in his own manor. A few years later he regained his royal position and accompanied Charles VIII to Italy's famous expedition of 1494-1495. In 1507 Comyn accompanied Louis XII to Italy.
In later life Comyn devoted much time to writing his memoirs (Mmoires, 1524-1528). This work is considered a classic in Comyn finds it outstanding literary skills and the ability for deep analysis of political events of his time. The writing is divided into two parts: the first of six books, mainly devoted to the reign of Louis XI; the second part, books VII and VIII, tells about the reign of Charles VIII. Comyn died in ARGENTON October 18, 1511.