Jehan de Braine
- Theodore Karp
(bc1200; d 1240). French trouvère. A younger son of Robert II de Dreux and his second wife, Yolanta de Couci, he became Count of Mâcon and Vienne through his marriage to Alix, granddaughter of Guillaume V. He died during the crusade of 1239 led by Thibaut IV of Champagne, King of Navarre. Moniot d'Arras addressed one of his chansons (R.739) to Jehan, whose nephew, Jehan I, dit le Roux, was undoubtedly the trouvère cited as the Comte de Bretagne. One pastourelle and two chansons d'amour are attributable to Jehan de Braine: Par desous l'ombre d'un bois, R.1830, Pensis d'amours, joians et corociés, R.1345, and Je n'os chanter trop tart ne trop souvent, R.733 (all ed. in CMM, cvii, 1997). The reading of the second of these in the Manuscrit du Roi (F-Pn fr.844) ends on the seldom-used final b, while that in the Chansonnier de Noailles (...