Trouvère and a member of a distinguished family who became Châtelain of his ancestral fortress at Coucy in 1186.1 He went on the Crusades of 1190 and 1198 and died on another journey to the East. A thirteenth century poem gives a bizarre but largely untrue account of his life. He was one of the first generation of trouvères, and fifteen of his songs survive.
1. It was destroyed by bombardment in the 1914-18 war. Return to Text