GUILLAUME DE MACHAUT
\ɡiːjˈə͡ʊm də mˈat͡ʃa͡ʊt], \ɡiːjˈəʊm də mˈatʃaʊt], \ɡ_iː_j_ˈəʊ_m d_ə m_ˈa_tʃ_aʊ_t]\
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A French poet and musician; born in Machaut, Seine-et-Marne, between 1282 and 1284; died at Rheims about 1377. He first appeared in a menial office at the court of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip the Fair; becoming the latter's valet in time, and subsequently clerk to the King of Bohemia. A lady of prominence at the French court-the wife of the Comte de Foix according to some, Peronne d'Armentieres according to others-fell in love with him, and their amours are set forth in his "Voir Dit" or "Book of Said and Seen". "The Taking of Alexandria" narrates the adventures of King Peter I. of Cyprus. His musical compositions were much esteemed.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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