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  1. Bertrand du Guesclin (Breton: Beltram Gwesklin; c. 1320 – 13 July 1380), nicknamed "The Eagle of Brittany" or "The Black Dog of Brocéliande", was a Breton knight and an important military commander on the French side during the Hundred Years' War. From 1370 to his death, he was Constable of France for King Charles V.

  2. Bertrand du Guesclin was a national French hero, an outstanding military leader during the early part of the Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453). After attaining the highest military position as constable of France in 1370, he brilliantly used the strategy of avoiding set battles with the English until.

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  3. Du Guesclin, born around 1320, was the eldest son of Robert du Guesclin, Lord of Broons, a town 50 kilometers northwest of Rennes. As a young man, he eagerly served as a squire in tournaments and got his first taste of battle on sieges and raids against English forces operating in his native region.

  4. Bertrand du Guesclin, né vers 1320 [a] au château de la Motte-Broons, à Broons près de Dinan, et mort le 13 juillet 1380 devant Châteauneuf-de-Randon (actuel département de la Lozère), est un noble breton, connétable de France et de Castille, personnage majeur de la première partie de la guerre de Cent Ans.

  5. As one of France’s most celebrated military leaders, Bertrand du Guesclin left an indelible mark on medieval history. In this article, we delve into ten fascinating facts about this legendary figure and his remarkable exploits. 1. Humble Origins.

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  7. Aug 24, 2016 · Bertrand Du Guesclin (bĕrträN´ dü gĕklăN´), c.1320–80, constable of France (1370–80), greatest French soldier of his time. A Breton, he initially served Charles of Blois in the War of the Breton Succession. Charles was supported by the French crown, while his rival was allied with England.

  8. "Bertrand du Guesclin" published on by null. (c. 1320–80)French army commander and Constable of France from 1370. He attracted attention at the Siege of Rennes (1356–57) and was promoted by the regent, Charles V, to the office of Constable of France.

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