Du guesclin

[ber-trahn] /bɛrˈtrɑ̃/ (Show IPA), (“the Eagle of Brittany”) c1320–80, French military leader: constable of France 1370–80.
Historical Examples

“It is over,” said Du Guesclin moodily, as he raised her drooping head with his strong brown hand.
The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle

Du Guesclin was not long to survive his great English enemies.
Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15) Charles Morris

To the last moment Du Guesclin, with his back against a wall, defended himself heroically against a host of assailants.
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

Du Guesclin and Vercingetorix in particular were, however, a sore trial to them.
The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918 Frederick William Bewsher

Not he, but Du Guesclin; for he, poisoned by Charles of Navarre, languished in sickness.
The Works of Honor de Balzac Honor de Balzac

“It seems indeed that there are evil times coming upon your country,” said Du Guesclin.
The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle

Du Guesclin, having obtained his ransom, once more joined Enrique de Trastamare to expel the despot.
Cassell’s History of England, Vol. I (of 9) Anonymous

Du Guesclin denounces the persecution as “atrocious; the like of which was never heard of before.”
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

For a descendant of Du Guesclin the coiffeur’s son would, however, have been as inappropriate as was the notary.
A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Du Guesclin and his men-at-arms alone maintained the fight, with a courage that knew no yielding.
Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15) Charles Morris

Bertrand (bɛrtrɑ̃). ?1320–80, French military leader; as constable of France (1370–80), he helped to drive the English from France


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