Philip the Good


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Philip the Good

n
(Biography) 1396–1467, duke of Burgundy (1419–67), under whose rule Burgundy was one of the most powerful states in Europe
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Phil′ip the Good′



n.
1396–1467, duke of Burgundy 1419–67.
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Multiple rings adorn his fingers, while around his neck hangs the chain of the Golden Fleece--a chivalric order that Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, had established in Bruges in 1430 to instil loyalty in the local nobility and promote Christianity.
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La Complainte presents a debate between Le Franc's earlier poem, Le Champion des dames, and Le Franc himself, with Le Champion complaining of its frosty reception at the court of Philip the Good in the mid-fifteenth century.
Philip the Good was the ruler of which medieval state?
This agreement, among Henry V of England, Philip the Good of Burgundy, and Charles VI of France, established that Henry would rule as regent of France during the remaining lifetime of Charles VI, whose mental illness and "absences" rendered him unfit to rule, (15) and that he would become king of France and England upon the death of Charles VI.
1396 Philip The Good. Burgundian ruler, otherwise known a Philip II and the most powerful Duke to rule the French duchy.
This article discusses the mise en prose of Chretien de Troyes's Cliges for the mid-fifteenth-century court of Burgundy under Philip the Good. In particular it offers a close examination of a single textual moment in the 1454 Livre de Alixandre Empereur de Constantinoble et de Cliges son Fils, the so-called embroidered shirt episode, and looks at how apparently minor changes made by the Burgundian author to Chretien's text allow the scene to take on an importance that extends beyond the fifteenth-century reworking, and to address broader socio-cultural issues of self-fashioning at Philip's court.
Malte Prietzel, by contrast, explores the orations of Philip the Good's prized councilor, Guillaume Fillastre (made chancellor of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1461), and shows how his extant works advance ducal leadership as the model of virtuous governance and chivalric excellence.
At the age of 40 he became court painter to the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good. According to art historian Frederick Hartt, "Philip not only considered him irreplaceable as a painter, but also sent him on diplomatic missions, including short trips and 'long secret journeys' in 1426, as well as a trip to Portugal in 1428-29 to bring back Philip's bride, Princess Isabella.
Kelly DeVries observes that the failure of Philip the Good, the rich and powerful late-medieval Duke of Burgundy, to fulfill his vow to go on a Crusade, usually attributed to the death of Pope Nicholas II in 1455, was more likely the result of a suspicion that his nominal ally, the king of France, would attack Burgundy in Philip's absence.
(1) The indiciaire, a post created by Philip the Good at the court of Burgundy in 1455 for George Chastelain, functioned as court historiographer and was the only figure at court commanding a regular salary (a comfortable one at that--Chastelain received 36 sous a day, 657 livres a year, an amount corresponding rougly to the annual salary of a ducal counselor).