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Bertrand du Guesclin (d. 1380)

Bertrand du Guesclin (c. 1320 - 1380), Breton knight who became constable of France in 1370; one of the greatest war leaders of this period; his career spanned circa forty years. Upon his death in 1380, his monument was placed in the Abbey of Saint Denis, amongst those of the kings of France.

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For more information, see Richard Vernier, The Flower of Chivalry: Bertrand du Guesclin and the Hundred Years War (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2007); Michael Jones, Letters, Orders and Musters of Bertrand du Guesclin, 1357-1380 (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2004). For his career and his role as the trusted military commander of king Charles V and constable of France, see also John Bell Henneman, Olivier de Clisson and Political Society in France under Charles V and Charles VI (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996).


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