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Dates: 1337 - 1404 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Jean Froissart was a French poet and historian of the fourteenth century born in Valenciennes about 1337. In 1361, he became court poet and historian for Philippa of Hainault, the queen consort of Edward III of England. He spent much of his life traveling and recorded the events of the European wars from 1328 till 1400 in Chroniques de France, d’Angleterre, d’Ecosse, de Bretagne, de Gascogne, de Flandre et lieux circonvoisins. Additionally, Froissart is known for his love poems. TLM