Mar. 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.