Jean of Joinville (1224-1317)

Jean of Joinville or Jean, lord of Joinville (1224-1317), was a vassal of Theobald IV., Count of Champagne. He accompanied Louis IX. on his Crusade 1249, and was with him, taking his pay both in Egypt and Syria. His great work, the History of St. Louis, was begun towards the end of his life in 1305, and dedicated to Louis le Hutin, afterwards Louis X. So far as Richard I. is concerned it probably represents the stories current within fifty years of this king's death.


Delaborde, Recherches critiques sur les premiers seigneurs de Joinville in Bib. Ecole des Chartes (1890).

Fawtier (R.), The Capetian Kings of France: Monarchy and Nation, 987-1328, (1942; trans. 1960).