Guillaume IV de Vienne, seigneur de Saint Georges

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Guillaume de Vienne

Also Known As: "'le Sage'"
Birthdate: (74)
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugues III de Vienne, seigneur de Saint Georges and Jeanne de Châteauvillain
Husband of Louise de Thoire et Villars and Marie Dauphine d'Auvergne
Father of Guillaume V de Vienne, seigneur de Saint Georges and Jean de Vienne
Half brother of Jean de Thil, IV

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About Guillaume IV de Vienne, seigneur de Saint Georges

Guillaume IV of Vienna, known as the Sage (ca. 1360 † 1434), lord of Saint-Georges, Sainte-Croix, Seurre and Montpont, councilor and chamberlain of the King of France and the Duke of Burgundy, governor of the dauphin of France , First knight of the Golden Fleece, was one of the most distinguished lords of the courts of France and Bourgogn William of Vienna was born towards the end of the fourteenth century, of the same family as John of Vienna, admiral of France.

He began his career as a soldier: he was a knight-bachelor during the Flanders campaign in 1382 and participated in the "Barbarie voyage" in 1390 (a sort of crusade led by the Duke of Bourbon against the kingdom of Tunisia) and the crusade Of Hungary (Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans) in 1396 (defeat of Nicopolis).

He then occupied diplomatic posts: he served with great zeal the Duke of Burgundy, Philip II the Bold, who appointed him his chamberlain in 1398, ambassador to the Duke of Milan in 1408. He made him his lieutenant-general at the siege of Calais, by instructing him to keep the frontiers of Picardy.

At the death of Duke Philippe, he continued his career with his son, John without fear: councilor and chamberlain in 1405, captain general in Picardy and Flanders in 1406, he took part in the battle of Othée (1408) Seat of Vellexon in 1409.

William of Vienna was wounded in 1406, in a meeting near the castle of Ardres, wanting to rescue his brother-in-law.

In the year 1408 he went to the aid of Maastricht. In spite of his zeal for the house of Burgundy, he was appointed, in the same year, Grand Chamberlain of the Dauphin of France. In the troubled period of the civil war between Armagnacs and Burgundians, he was appointed councilor and chamberlain to the King of France in 1412. He was commissioned (1413), with Régnier Pot, seigneur de la Prugne, governor of Dauphiné, The government of Languedoc, in the place of the Duc de Berry, to receive the oath of the captains of the towns and castles and the consuls, to establish new ones, and to collect all their emoluments.

He was in the company of John the Fearless when this prince was assassinated at Montereau in 1419 and was taken prisoner by the Armagnacs.

Restored to liberty, he remained constantly attached to the service of John's successor, Duke Philip III., The Bon de Burgundy, whom he served with the same fidelity: appointed councilor and chamberlain, captain-general of Burgundy in 1422, "Narrow advice" (of the Duke of Burgundy) in 1425.

Filled with his blessings, he became the first knight of the Golden Fleece at the time of the institution of this order in 1429, and did him great merits and honors for the rest of his days.

He still participated in the conference of Auxerre in 1432 before dying in 1434. He was buried in the church of the Augustins of Saint-Georges (Côte-d'Or). Google Translate for Business:Translator ToolkitWebsite TranslatorGlobal Market Finder

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