Jean Froissart

1337 - 1405

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Jean Froissart (Old and Middle French: Jehan, 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 362,383 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jean Froissart is the 705th most popular writer (down from 640th in 2019), the 819th most popular biography from France (down from 723rd in 2019) and the 115th most popular 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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Among writers, Jean Froissart ranks 705 out of 5,755Before him are Ursula K. Le Guin, Neal Cassady, Berossus, Carlos Fuentes, Jacinto Benavente, and Dashiell Hammett. After him are Arto Paasilinna, John Dos Passos, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Frederick Forsyth, and Chevalier d'Éon.

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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, and Chungmok of Goryeo. Among people deceased in 1405, Jean Froissart ranks 2Before him is Timur. After him are Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, Princess Milica of Serbia, and Jefimija.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Froissart ranks 819 out of 6,011Before him are Renée of France (1510), Paul Landowski (1875), Louis Barthou (1862), Charles Garnier (1825), Nicolas Oudinot (1767), and Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651). After him are Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier (1627), Jean-Georges Noverre (1727), Hector Guimard (1867), Charles Hermite (1822), Maria Malibran (1808), and Charles Nicolle (1866).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Froissart ranks 115Before him are Bernart de Ventadorn (1135), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Pierre Boulle (1912), Alain-René Lesage (1668), Ninon de l'Enclos (1620), and Pierre de Ronsard (1524). After him are Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Sidonius Apollinaris (430), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Marie de France (1101), George Steiner (1929), and Maurice Druon (1918).