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Daniel Poirion

March 20, 1996

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Daniel Poirion, a scholar of French medieval literature and a professor at Yale University, died Friday after a long illness. He was 69.

Poirion’s first book, ``Le prince et le poete,″ a study of the relationship between literature and history, is credited with rekindling scholarly interest in 14th- and 15th Century French literature.

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