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Philip “the Good” was born #onthisday 31st July 1396 A.D. and died 15th June 1476 A.D.

He was a Duke of Burgundy as Philip III from 1419 A.D. until his death. Philip was part of the Cadet line of Valois Dynasty which all of the 15th century kings of France belonged to.

During his reign Burgundy reached its peak through prosperity and prestige and even managed to become a leading center of arts.

He was remembered for his administrative reforms and his patronage of the Flemish artists such as Jan Van Eyck and even Franco-Flemish Composers.

In his political sphere, he changed between alliances with the English and French to attempt to improve his Dynasty’s strength and position.