Jean de La Ceppède
Jean de La Ceppède (c. 1550-1623) was a French Christian poet from Aix-en-Provence.
Jean de La Ceppède
|Spouse(s)||Madeleine de Brancas-Ceyreste|
Anne de Faret
|Parent(s)||Jean-Baptiste de La Ceppède|
Claude de Bompar
He received a Doctorate in Law.
La Ceppède became an Advisor to the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence on October 22, 1578. He advised Perrinet de Rouillas. He became the President of the Court of Audit in 1583, replacing Hughes de Bompar de Magnan. He became its First President on July 14, 1608, replacing Jean de Rollands de Réauville.
La Ceppède acquired the fiefdom of Aygalades from Melchion de Fallet on March 31, 1599. As a result, he became known as the Seigneur (or Lord) of Ayglades. (It later became a village known as Les Aygalades, 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.
La Ceppède was a Catholic poet. He wrote poetry in Middle French. He authored Les Théorèmes sur le Sacré Mystère de Nostre Rédemption, a sequence of 515 sonnets, published in 1613 and 1622. The poem is an exegesis of the passion of Jesus Christ. It takes a heuristic approach.
La Ceppède married Madeleine de Brancas-Ceyreste, the daughter of Gaspard de Brancas-Forcalquier and Françoise d’Ancezune, and widow of Etienne de Mantin. The wedding took place on April 30, 1585. They had a daughter, Angélique, who married Henri de Simiane, Seigneur (or Lord) of La Coste.
Death and legacyEdit
- Jean de La Ceppède (1550?-1623), Bibliothèque nationale de France
- Donaldson-Evans, Lance K. (1966). "NOTICE BIOGRAPHIQUE SUR JEAN DE LA CEPPÈDE". Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance. 28 (1): 123–133. JSTOR 41429866.
- Claude François Achard, Dictionnaire de la Provence et du Comté-Venaissin: Histoire des hommes illustres de la Provence, J. Mossy, 1786, p. 167 
- Emile Perrier, Un village provençal : les Aygalades, Marseille, 1919
- 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.