Brantôme, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de

Brantôme, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de pyĕr də bo͞ordāˈyə sānyörˈ də bräNtōmˈ [key], 1540?–1614, French courtier, soldier, and author of memoirs. He accompanied Mary Stuart to Scotland, served in the Spanish army in Africa, and joined the expedition of the Knights of St. John against the sultan. His Vies des hommes illustres et des grands capitaines and his Livre des dames (tr., Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies, 1933) give a racy and vivid account of his time.

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