Jean de Venette


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Jean de Venette
BirthplaceVenette, Fr.
NationalityFrench
Occupation
French Chronicler
Carmelite friar

Venette, Jean de

 

(nickname of Jean Fillon), Born circa 1307, in Venette, near Compiegne; died circa 1370. French chronicler.

Of peasant origin, Jean de Venette became a Carmelite monk. His Latin chronicle deals with events in northeastern France in the period 1340 to 1368. Describing the Jacquerie, he sharply criticized the gentry, considering them to be the source of all the misfortunes of the land. He was also the author of the Chronicle of the Carmelites and of a religious poem written in Old French.

WORKS

Chronique latine de Guillaume de Nangis, de 1113 à 1300, avec les continuations de cette chronique de 1300 à 1368, vols. 1–2. Paris, 1843.
The Chronicle of Jean de Venette. New York, 1953.

REFERENCE

Melik-Gaikazova, N. N. Frantsuzskie khronisty XIV v. kak istoriki svoego vremeni. Moscow, 1970.
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