Jean Wauquelin

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Jean Wauquelin
Location of the County of Hainaut and its capital of Mons, now in modern Belgium, where Jean Wauquelin was active.

Jean Wauquelin (active in the 15th century), born in Picardy,[1] was a writer and translator in French, active in the County of Hainaut in the Burgundian Netherlands, a county now located in Belgium near the border with France. Wauquelin died on 7 September 1452 in Mons, Hainaut. His date of birth remains unknown.[2]

He translated into French the Chronica ducum Lotharingiae et Brabantiae of Edmond de Dynter, the Historia regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth, and the Annales historiae illustrium principum Hannoniae of Jacques de Guyse.

Jean Wauquelin also put into prose the Manekine of Philippe de Beaumanoir, the Belle Hélène de Constantinople, and produced a compilation of French romances of Alexander the Great in his Livre des conquestes et faits d'Alexandre le Grand ("Book of the conquests and deeds of Alexander the Great").[3]



  1. ^ “Philip by the grace of God duke of Burgundy and Brabant and count of Flanders, in whose country Picardy I was born" in Maddox, Donald; Sturm-Maddox, Sara (2012). Medieval French Alexander, The. SUNY Press. p. 190, note 23. ISBN 978-0-7914-8832-4.
  2. ^ "Full text of " Memoirs of the Society of Antique Dealers of Picardy "" (TXT). Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  3. ^ Wauquelin, Jean (2012). Les Faicts Et Les Conquestes D'Alexandre Le Grand. DS Brewer. ISBN 978-1-84384-332-0.

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