Claude de Seyssel

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Seyssel, Claude de


(also Claude de Seissel). Born circa 1450 in Aix-les-Bains, department of Savoie; died May 30, 1520, in Turin. French state figure and historian.

Seyssel carried out important diplomatic missions while in the service of the French king Louis XII. In 1509 he became the bishop of Marseille. In 1517 he entered the service of the duke of Savoy. A zealous defender of absolute monarchy, Seyssel wrote works justifying the actions of Louis XII.


Les Louanges du roy louis XII. Paris, 1508.
La Monarchie de France. Paris, 1961.


Vainshtein, O. L. Zapadnoevropeiskaia srednevekovaia istoriografiia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1964. Pages 366–70.
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War, Domination, and the Monarchy of France: Claude de Seyssel and the Language of Politics in the Renaissance.
Although Bude addresses Francis in the Institution as "tres chretien," "don divin," and "premier filz" of the maternal "saincte eglise," he does not develop the affiliation of the French monarch to the Catholic and Apostolic Church, as does Claude de Seyssel, but the sacred nature of the king does enter his discourse.
6 Claude de Seyssel, The Monarchy of France, trans.
See also Claude de Seyssel, La Monarchie de France (1515), 2.