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Chartier, Alain (1380-1449), a distinguished French writer of the fourteenth century, born at Bayeux, and employed by Charles VI., whose court he followed, in the troublous times of Agincourt and the Maid of Orleans. His poetry was so admired by his contemporaries that young gentlemen and pages used to learn it by heart, and Margaret of Scotland, the wife of the Dauphin, is said to have kissed, as he lay asleep, the mouth from which issued such noble words. His best known work is Le Livre des Quatre Dames, said to have been called forth by the battle of Agincourt.