Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Musical Artist

1627 – 1704

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Who was Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet?

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist.

Court preacher to Louis XIV of France, Bossuet was a strong advocate of political absolutism and the divine right of kings. He argued that government was divine and that kings received their power from God. He was also an important courtier and politician.

The works best known to English speakers are three great orations delivered at the funerals of Queen Henrietta Maria, widow of Charles I of England, her daughter, Henriette, Duchess of Orléans, and the outstanding soldier le Grand Condé.

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Born
Sep 27, 1627
Dijon
Also known as
  • Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • College of Navarre
Lived in
  • Burgundy
Died
Apr 12, 1704
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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