Jean Froissart

1337 - 1405

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Jean Froissart (Old and Middle French: Jehan; sometimes known as John Froissart in English; c. 1337 – c. 1405) was a French-speaking medieval author and court historian from the Low Countries who wrote several works, including Chronicles and Meliador, a long Arthurian romance, and a large body of poetry, both short lyrical forms as well as longer narrative poems. For centuries, Froissart's Chronicles have been recognised as the chief expression of the chivalric revival of the 14th-century kingdoms of England, France and Scotland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Froissart has received more than 418,940 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Froissart is the 688th most popular writer (up from 699th in 2019), the 815th most popular biography from France (up from 817th in 2019) and the 112th most popular French Writer.

Jean Froissart was a French chronicler who is most famous for his Chronicles of England, France, and the adjoining countries.

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Notable Works

Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries, from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV
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The chronicles of England, France and Spain
Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries
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The chronicles of England, France, Spain, etc


Among writers, Jean Froissart ranks 688 out of 7,302Before him are Derek Walcott, Joseph of Anchieta, Jacinto Benavente, Claudian, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, and Kang Youwei. After him are Truman Capote, Bettina von Arnim, Carlos Fuentes, Francesca da Rimini, Sri Chinmoy, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Among people born in 1337, Jean Froissart ranks 1After him are Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg, Jeong Mong-ju, Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, Stephen III, Duke of Bavaria, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg, Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg, James IV of Majorca, Chungmok of Goryeo, and Charles III, Count of Alençon. Among people deceased in 1405, Jean Froissart ranks 3Before him are Timur, and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders. After him are Princess Milica of Serbia, Saray Mulk Khanum, and Jefimija.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Froissart ranks 815 out of 6,770Before him are Geoffrey of Villehardouin (1150), Charles Garnier (1825), Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), Antoine Arnauld (1612), Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725), and Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788). After him are Robert Guérin (1876), Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu (1766), Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40), Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882), Robert of Molesme (1024), and Didier Deschamps (1968).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Froissart ranks 112Before him are Raymond Queneau (1903), Eugène Sue (1804), Frontinus (30), Marie de France (1101), Maurice Blanchot (1907), and Bernard Gui (1261). After him are Maurice Denis (1870), Max Jacob (1876), Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626), Alain-René Lesage (1668), and Alfred de Vigny (1797).