Eustache Deschamps

Ellen Collier (University of Kansas)
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Eustache “Deschamps” Morel de Vertus (approximately 1340–1404) was a respected member of the courts of Charles V and Charles VI. Deschamps wrote thousands of poems during his lifetime (especially


, lays, and fictive letters), translated works of Latin into French (both dramatic and intellectual), and composed many works of satire. Of the works written by Eustache Deschamps, excluding individual poems copied in contemporary and posthumous manuscripts, the overwhelming majority of those that we have today are contained within two main, French manuscripts: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 840 and fr. 20029. The former is a copy of all of Deschamps’ known works at the time of its composition, completed in about 1405 by a scribe named Raoul Tainguy, as well as…

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Citation: Collier, Ellen. "Eustache Deschamps". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 April 2024 [, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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