Guillaume de Harsigny

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Tomb of Guillaume de Harsigny in Laon

Guillaume de Harsigny (1300–1393),[note 1] was a French doctor and court physician to Charles V of France.[1] One of the most notable physicians of his day, at age 92 Harsigny played a crucial role in the recovery of Charles VI of France from a coma brought about by a fit of insanity.[2] Following his death in 1392, Harsigny was buried in a tomb at Laon which featured one of the earliest examples of medieval cadaver tomb sculpture.[3][4]


  1. ^ Some sources show a birthdate of 1310.


  1. ^ Glain (2005), 3
  2. ^ Tuchman (1978), 525
  3. ^ Tuchman (1978), 529
  4. ^ Church Monument Society Retrieved July 15, 2012.


  • Glain, Stephen. (2005). Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 978-0-312-32912-9
  • Tuchman, Barbara. (1978). A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century. New York: Ballantine. ISBN 978-0-345-34957-6