- Birth - 1308
- Birthplace - Venette, near Compiègne.
- Death - 1369
- Occupation - French chronicler
- Nationality - French
- 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.
- 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- Wrote an unpublished religious poem, the Roman des trois Maries (c. 1347).
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