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'''Geoffroi de Villehardouin''' (c. 1150&ndash;c. 1213-1218<ref>Jean Longnon, ''Les Compagnons de Villehardouin: Recherches sur les croisés de la quatrième croisade'' (1978), pp. 26 and 32</ref>) was a [[knight]] and [[historian]] who participated in and chronicled the [[Fourth Crusade]]. He is considered one of the most important historians of the time period,<ref>Smalley, p. 131</ref> best known for writing the eyewitness account ''[[De la Conquête de Constantinople]]'' (''On the Conquest of Constantinople''), about the battle for Constantinople between the Christians of the West and the Christians of the East on 13 April 1204. The ''Conquest'' is the earliest French historical prose narrative that has survived to modern times. Ηis full title was: "Geoffroi of Villehardouin, Marshal of Champagne and of [[Latin Empire|Romania]]".
 
==References==
*{{Cite EB1911|wstitle=Villehardouin, Geoffroy de|volume=28|pages=78–79|first=George|last=Saintsbury|authorlink=George Saintsbury}} This article focuses on a critical review of ''De la Conquête de Constantinople''.
*''Chronicles of the Crusades'' (Villehardouin and [[Jean de Joinville]]), translated by Margaret R. B. Shaw (Penguin). {{ISBN|0-14-044124-7}}
*Colin Morris, "Geoffroy de Villehardouin and the Conquest of Constantinople", ''History'' 53 (February 1968): 24-34