Coat-of-arms of Pierre Bessonneau

(Principal informations : Denais' Armorial)

Pierre Bessonneau
High Master of Artillery


Full name : Pierre BESSONNEAU.


Death : c. 1446.

Official and military functions : King's Master of Artillery (1420), Duke of Anjou's Steward (1434), captain of Ponts-de-Cé's Castle (1445).

Father : maybe Guillaume Bessonneau, Duke of Anjou's Squire.

Wife : Annette d’Auxigny.

Shield-of-arms : Maybe Azure three crosses Gules on a fess Argent.

Presence at the side of Joan of Arc in  : Orléans, Jargeau, Meung, Beaugency, Patay, Reims.

Comments : Pierre Bessonneau became on October 1st, 1420, High Master of Artillery. He fought with this function to the siege of Orléans and assisted to the King's coronation. Maybe a son of Guillaume Bessonneau, squire of the Duke of Anjou. Married Annette d'Auxigny. He was High Stewart of the Duke of Anjou in 1434, captain of Ponts-de-Cé's castle in 1445.