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The Old French Crusade Cycle
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Graindor de Douai

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown, though his name suggests an origin in north-eastern France

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


All we know of Graindor de Douai is one reference in the text at ll.12-15 in the Chanson d’Antioche. It is not clear whether he wrote the text himself or had it commissioned. If we accept the former, he may also have had a hand in the two chansonsde geste, Fierabras and the Destr…

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Sweetenham, Carol, “The Old French Crusade Cycle”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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