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FrenchBorn Geoffroy DE VILLEHARDOUIN

French knight and historian

Born on 1150 in Villehardouin, France , France

Died on January 01, 1213 in Messinople, Thrace

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He is considered one of the most important historians of the time period, best known for writing the eyewitness account De la Conquête de Constantinople (On the Conquest of Constantinople), about the battle for Constantinople between the Christians of the West and the Christians of the East on 13 April 1204. The Conquest is the earliest French historical prose narrative that has survived to modern times. ?is full title was: "Geoffrey of Villehardouin, Marshal of Champagne and of Romenie".

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