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Jean de La Ceppède (c. 1550-1623) was a French Christian poet from Aix-en-Provence.

Jean de La Ceppède
Bornc. 1550
Marseille, France
Died1623
NationalityFrench
OccupationPoet
Spouse(s)Madeleine de Brancas-Ceyreste
Anne de Faret
ChildrenAngélique
Parent(s)Jean-Baptiste de La Ceppède
Claude de Bompar

Early lifeEdit

Jean de La Ceppède was born circa 1550 in Marseille.[1][2] His father was Jean-Baptiste de La Ceppède and his mother, Claude de Bompar.[2][3]

He received a Doctorate in Law.[2]

CareerEdit

La Ceppède became an Advisor to the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence on October 22, 1578.[2][3] He advised Perrinet de Rouillas.[2] He became the President of the Court of Audit in 1583, replacing Hughes de Bompar de Magnan.[3] He became its First President on July 14, 1608, replacing Jean de Rollands de Réauville.[3]

La Ceppède acquired the fiefdom of Aygalades from Melchion de Fallet on March 31, 1599.[2] As a result, he became known as the Seigneur (or Lord) of Ayglades.[1] (It later became a village known as Les Aygalades,[4] now a neighbourhood in the 15th arrondissement of Marseille.) The fiefdom was home to the Carmelites, and La Ceppède funded the reconstruction of their church.[3]

La Ceppède was a Catholic poet.[5] He wrote poetry in Middle French.[1] He authored Les Théorèmes sur le Sacré Mystère de Nostre Rédemption, a sequence of 515 sonnets, published in 1613 and 1622.[5] The poem is an exegesis of the passion of Jesus Christ.[5] It takes a heuristic approach.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

La Ceppède married Madeleine de Brancas-Ceyreste, the daughter of Gaspard de Brancas-Forcalquier and Françoise d’Ancezune, and widow of Etienne de Mantin.[2] The wedding took place on April 30, 1585.[2] They had a daughter, Angélique, who married Henri de Simiane, Seigneur (or Lord) of La Coste.[2]

He married a second time, to Anne de Faret, the daughter of Accurse de Faret, the Squire of Avignon, on February 11, 1611.[3]

Death and legacyEdit

La Ceppède died in 1623.[1] Some of his land in Les Aygalades was purchased by the de Guillermy family in 1689, who built the Bastide de la Guillermy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Jean de La Ceppède (1550?-1623), Bibliothèque nationale de France
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Donaldson-Evans, Lance K. (1966). "NOTICE BIOGRAPHIQUE SUR JEAN DE LA CEPPÈDE". Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance. 28 (1): 123–133. JSTOR 41429866.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Claude François Achard, Dictionnaire de la Provence et du Comté-Venaissin: Histoire des hommes illustres de la Provence, J. Mossy, 1786, p. 167 [1]
  4. ^ Emile Perrier, Un village provençal : les Aygalades, Marseille, 1919
  5. ^ a b c d Evans, Arthur R., Jr. (May 1963). "Figural Art in the Théorèmes of Jean de la Ceppède". Modern Language Notes. 78 (3): 278–287. JSTOR 3042741.