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.