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Jean de Venette (French Chronicler) 1308-1369

Jean de Venette Demography:
  • Birth - 1308
  • Birthplace - Venette, near Compiègne.
  • Death - 1369
  • Occupation - French chronicler
  • Nationality - French
Jean de Venette Basic Facts:
  • French chronicler.
  • Valuable eyewitness reports of events in central France during his life, especially regarding the Black Death.
  • He was born of peasant origin.
  • Jean joined the Carmelite order where he was elected prior of the Carmelite convent in Paris (1339).
  • By 1341 he was appointed provincial of France for the Carmelite order, a post he held until 1366.
  • Jean was also teaching as a master of theology at the University of Paris.
  • He had much sympathy for the peasants of the time and was also critical of both the monarchy & the feudal lords.
  • He was also an eyewitness of most of the chronicled events he wrote about.
Jean de Venette Publications:
  • Composed (in 1360) a short history of the Carmelites up to 1240.
  • Latin chronicle, covering the period of 1340–68, was a continuation of the work started by Guillaume de Nangis.
  • Wrote an unpublished religious poem, the Roman des trois Maries (c. 1347).

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