Bayard, Pierre Terrail, Chevalier de

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Born: 1473? AD
Died: 1524 AD.

Nationality: French
Categories: Military Officer


1473 - Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard was born at the Château Bayard, Dauphiné.

 

1487 - Served as a page to Charles I of Savoy, until Charles VIII of France promoted him to be one of the royal followers under the seigneur (lord) de Ligry.

 

1494 - Accompanied Charles VIII into Italy

 

1945 - Knighted after the Battle of Fornovo where he had captured a standard.

 

1502 - Entering Milan alone in pursuit of the enemy, taken as prisoner, but was set free without a ransom by Ludovico Sforza, he was wounded at Canossa.

 

1508 - Distinguished himself again at the siege of Genoa by Louis XII.

 

1509 - The king made him captain of a company of horse and foot.

 

1512 - Served in the Battle of Ravenna.

 

1524 - Wounded by an arquebus ball, he died 30th of April in the midst of the enemy.

 

His last words were "Pity me not. I die as a man of honour ought, in discharge of my duty. They indeed are objects of pity who fight against their king, their country, and their oath."

 

 

 

 

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