Boucicaut

Boucicaut

(bo͞osēkō`), c.1366–1421, marshal of France and crusader against the Ottoman Turks, whose real name was Jean III le Meingre. Captured by Ottoman Sultan Beyazid I at NikopolNikopol
, town (1993 pop. 4,897), N Bulgaria, a port on the Danube River bordering Romania. Farming, viticulture, and fishing are the chief occupations. Founded in 629 by Byzantine emperor Heraclius, Nikopol (then Nicopolis) became a flourishing trade and cultural center of the
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 (1396), he was ransomed. He was governor (1401–7) of Genoa, then under French rule, was captured by the English at Agincourt (1415), and died in England. He wrote several ballads and other poems. He commissioned the book of hoursbook of hours,
form of prayer book developed in the 14th cent. from the prayers of clerics appended to the main service. The subjects of the miniature illustrations (see miniature painting) were frequently derived from the appendix of the Psalter.
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 that is named after him.
References in classic literature ?
"Master Olivier, the Marshal de Boucicaut was wont to say,
'There's no master save the king, there are no fishes save in the sea.' I see that you agree with Monsieur de Boucicaut. Now listen to this; we have a good memory.
The Boucicaut family, who founded Paris' first department store, Le Bon Marche, in 1852, wanted to give their customers and suppliers the option of staying in stylish and modern lodgings near the store.
Located at 45 Boulevard Raspail, in the St.Germain-des-Pres area of the Left Bank, the hotel originally opened in 1910 by the Boucicaut family, founders of Le Bon Marche.
Taylor, trans, The Chivalric Biography of Boucicaut, Jean II le Meingre, Woodbridge, Boydell, 2016; hardback; pp.
Joan Domenge propone acercarlo a "la Pace di Siena, por el marco de piedras y perlas", o a "la llamada Pace del maresciallo di Boucicaut, conservada en Portovenere, por el tema de la Crucifixion" (27) (Fig.
CARPOT, 2000, Regards sur l'Hopital Boucicaut. Paris, Assistance publique-Hopitaux de Paris.
The case of Marshal Boucicaut is cited on the French side, that of Sir Robert Knolles on the English.
The introduction of this new retail concept thus is an answer to the fall in purchasing power resulting from the crisis, but it is also a result of a long-term evolution of the department stores away from their first business model based on low prices, high volumes, and low margins--"vendre beaucoup a petit benefice," in the words of Le Bon Marche founder Aristide Boucicaut.
BACK in 1838 Madame and Monsieur Boucicaut opened a store in Paris called Bon March which, just over a decade later, evolved into a department store.
Flood: Four bi-folios from a book of hours by the workshop of the Boucicaut Master