Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet Biography

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Writer
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
September 27, 1627
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
April 12, 1704
Age at Death:
76
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