1320 – Born in Broons, near Dinan, in Bretagne. A constable of France, the most famous French warrior of his age.
1338 – He first made himself a name as a soldier at the tournament held at Rennes.
1341 – He served his apprenticeship as a soldier.
1342 – He distinguished himself by a brilliant action at the siege of Vannes.
1354 – Has been made a knight, he was sent into England with the lords of Brittany to treat for the ransom of Charles of Blois, who had been defeated and captured by the English.
1357 – Du Guesclin fought continuously against the English, and at this time he engaged in a celebrated duel with Sir Thomas Canterbury. He successfully defended, when the siege was raised in pursuance of the truce of Bordeaux.
– He was rewarded with the lordship of Pontorson.
1364 – He married, but was soon again in the field, this time against the king of Navarre.
– He won an important victory over the Navarrese at Cocherel, and took the famous Captal de Buch prisoner.
1380 – He was sent into Languedoc to suppress disturbances and brigandage, provoked by the harsh government of the duke of Anjou.
– Died on July 13th.