Philippe de Nanteuil

Philippe de Nanteuil
Nationality France
Occupation knight, trouvère
Known for Crusades, poetry

Philippe de Nanteuil was a French knight and troubadour. He inherited the seigneurie of Nanteuil-le-Haudouin from his father, also Philippe de Nanteuil. He was a vassal of Thibaut de Champagne, king of Navarre and trouvère, and became his friend.[1]:48


In 1239 Gautier de Brienne, the count of Jaffa, was taken prisoner by the Ayyubids together with many French crusaders.[2] De Nanteuil was among them, and was imprisoned in Cairo. There he wrote a chanson, En chantant veil mon duel faire,[3]:221 critical of the Military Orders.[4]:60


  1. [Louis Hardouin Prosper Tarbé] (1850). Les chansonniers de Champagne aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles (in French). Reims: P. Regnier.
  2. Jean Richard (1996). Histoire des Croisades (in French). [Paris]: Fayard. ISBN 9782213597874.
  3. Charles Marie Joseph Bédier (1909). Les Chansons de Croisade (in French). Paris: Librairie Ancienne.
  4. Christopher Marshall (1996 [1992]). Warfare in the Latin East, 1192-1291. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521394284.
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