(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
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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French historian. He took part in the unfortunate Seventh Crusade of Louis IX (1248–54) and was imprisoned at Acre, and ransomed. He returned...