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Definition: Joinville, Jean, Sire de Joinville (c. 1224–c. 1317) from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

French historian, born in Champagne. He accompanied Louis IX on the crusade of 1248–54, which he described in his History of St Louis.


Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

Summary Article: Joinville, Jean sire de
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(born c. 1224, Joinville, Champagne—died Dec. 24, 1317, Joinville) French chronicler. A member of the lesser nobility of Champagne, Joinville became friends with Louis IX while taking part in the Seventh Crusade (1248–54). His famous Histoire de Saint Louis, completed c. 1309, is a prose chronicle that provides a supreme account of that Crusade, including vivid descriptions of the financial hardships, the dangers of sea voyages, the ravages of disease, the confusion and lack of discipline in the Crusading army, and Muslim customs. On his return he was made seneschal of Champagne and divided his time between the royal court and his fief of Joinville.

Birth Place: Joinville, France

Death Place: Joinville, France

Name: Joinville, Jean, sire de or Jean, sire de Joinville

Gender: male

Nationality: French

Activity: French author

Keywords: “Histoire de Saint-Louis”, Jean, sire de Joinville, French, France, chronicle, Seventh Crusade, Joinville, Joinville, Jean, sire de, Louis IX

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