Michel de Burgoyne was raised as an adopted son of a middle-class family in the duchy of Burgundy. He died his first death in 1461, when he drowned while crossing a river. In the following decades, Michel de Burgoyne lived by his sword. He would work for anyone who paid him. Although he was only a mediocre, albeit arrogant swordsman, he went all out in battles with Immortals and won. In 1670, Michel de Burgoyne was in Scotland. There he challenged Duncan MacLeod. They fought and he lost his head to MacLeod.