Death of Philip the Fair, King of France (1314) – Paris, BnF, fr. 226, f. 267v

Illuminated manuscript. Giovanni Boccacio. De Casibus Virorum Illustrium. Laurent de Premierfait.

In the 14th century, Giovanni Boccacio wrote and compiled the biographies of 56 ‘great men’ that could serve as illustrious moral tales. It was later translated into French by Laurent de Premierfait.

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