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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 589 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SIRE DE PHILIPPE DE REMI BEAUMANOIR (c. 1250-1296), French jurist, was born in the early part of the 13th century and died in 1296. The few facts known regarding his life are to be gathered from legal documents in which his name occurs. From these it appears that in 1273 he filled the post of bailli at Senlis, and in 128o held a similar office at Clermont. He is also occasionally referred to as presiding at the assizes held at various towns. His great work is entitled Coutumes de Beauvoisis and first appeared in 169o, a second edition with introduction by A. A. Beugnot being published in 1842. It is regarded as one ofthe best works bearing on old French law, and was frequently referred to with high admiration by Montesquieu. Beaumanoir also obtained fame. as a poet, and left over 20,000 verses, the best known of his poems being La Manekine, Jehan et Blonde and Salut d' amour.
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