Eustache Deschamps

(c. 1340—1404)

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(c. 1346–c. 1406),

French poet, a disciple of Guillaume de Machaut, influential in the development of the ballade, and the writer of the first treatise on poetry in French. He addressed one of his ‘Balades de moralitez’ to Chaucer, whom he styled ‘grand translateur’.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

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