Eustache Deschamps

[Eustache Morel] (1338 - 1406 / Vertus, Champagne)

Eustache Deschamps
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Eustache Deschamps was a medieval French poet, also known as Eustache Morel


Born at Vertus, in Champagne, he received lessons in versification from Guillaume de Machaut. After having finished his classical studies at the episcopal school of Reims, under the poet Guillaume de Marchault, who was a canon of Reims, he studied law at the University of Orléans. He then travelled for some time as the king's messenger in various parts of Europe, in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; in the last country, it is said, he was made a slave.

On his return to France he was appointed gentleman-usher by Charles V, and was confirmed in his position by Charles VI, ... more »

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