Raoul Lefèvre

Raoul Lefèvre was a 15th-century French writer, the author of a Histoire de Jason in 1460 and the Recoeil des histoires de Troyes in 1464. The latter was translated as the Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, it became the first book printed in English in 1473-1474 by William Caxton. Lefèvre was the chaplain of Philip the Good, the creator of the Order of the Golden Fleece, which was based on the classical Jason story.

 

Raoul Lefèvre

Raoul Lefèvre

Raoul Lefèvre

 

The Histoire de Jason is known from 20 manuscripts and 30 different printed editions, and was translated in English in 1477 by William Caxton, and in Dutch in 1485.

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