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Jean Le Maingre (c. 1366 – 1421)

Jean Le Maingre was a French knight famous for his military skills. He was named Marshal of France in 1391 for his military achievements in Livonia and Prussia but he was taken hostage by the Turks in the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396. However, he was ransomed and appointed governor of Genoa in 1401. Le Maingre returned to France in 1409 when the Genoese overthrown the French but he was captured by the English in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Jean Le Maingre died in English captivity in Yorkshire in 1421. He was buried in family’s chapel in St. Martin in Tours, France.

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