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Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Profession: Bishop and Writer

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. Considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist.

Bossuet was appointed tutor to the dauphin in 1670 by Louis XIV. A position he held until 1681.

Born: September 27, 1627
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Star Sign: Libra

Died: April 12, 1704 (aged 76)

Events in the Life of Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

  • 1669-11-16 French state funeral for Henrietta Maria, princess of France, widow of English King Charles I, at St Denis with famous oration by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • 1670-09-18 French bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet appointed tutor to the dauphin, son of Louis XIV

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