Arthur IIIArthur III

Life: 1393-1458
Birth Place: France?
Historical Role: General, Statesman, Noble
Titles: Titular Count of Richmond, Duke of Brittany, Count of Montfort, Duke of Touraine
Primary countries affected: France
Secondary countries affected: United Kingdom
Events: Hundred Years War (1337-1453), Battle of Agincourt (1415), Battle of Patay (1429), Treaty of Arras (1435), Battle of Formigny (1450)

Biography:


Duke Arthur III of Brittany, was the youngest son Duke John V of Brittany, and only became Duke of Brittany in 1458. Before that he was known as Arthur de Richemont, a title that he was unable to claim due to the war with Britain.


Arthur was an important figure during the Hundred Years' War, he fought at the Battle of Agincourt where he was captured. Later on, he was a strong supporter of Joan of Arc, until he was thrown out of court by Georges de la Trémoille. He returned to the court a while after, and played a leading role in the signing of the Treaty of Arras, between King Charles VII of France and Duke Philip III of Burgundy. He fought also in the Battle of Formigny towards the end of the Hundred Years' War.

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Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_III_of_Brittany