Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Jean Froissart (c. 1337–1410?)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Jean Froissart (c. 1337–1410?)

Froissart, Jean (froi’särt or frwä-sär’). A celebrated French chronicler and poet; born at Valenciennes in Hainault, 1337?; died at Chimay, 1410?. He began at twenty to write the history of the wars of his time. His ‘Chronicle’ (as the title is usually abbreviated), covering the years 1326–1400, is of capital importance for its period. To a collection of the verses of Wenceslaus of Brabant, Froissart added some of his own, and gave to the whole the title ‘Meliador, or the Knight of the Golden Sun.’ All his extant poems were published at Brussels in 3 vols., 1870–72. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).