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Jean de Joinville was born between 1224 and 1225, the second son of a nobleman of Champagne. Many of his family had gone on crusades and he grew up in their shadow. Due to a series of deaths, he became Lord of Joinville in his early teens. Jean probably first saw Louis (the man who had a profound effect on his life) at Saumur in 1241, though he met him properly on the Seventh Crusade. he wrote his Life of Saint Louis in old age, as a tribute to a king and also a portrait of a loved friend.

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