Barbazan, Arnaud Guillaume, seigneur de
Barbazan, Arnaud Guillaume, seigneur de ärnō´ gēyōm´ sānyör´ də bärbäzäN´ [key], c.1360–1431, French general in the Hundred Years War. He was called le chevalier sans reproche [the knight without reproach]. A leader of the Armagnacs (see Armagnacs and Burgundians) and a staunch supporter of the dauphin, the future King Charles VII, Barbazan defended (1420) Melun against the English and was held prisoner by them from 1420 to 1430. After his release he fought successfully against the English and Burgundians and was made governor of Champagne and Brie. He died fighting in Lorraine.
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