Père-Lachaise


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Père-Lachaise:

see cemeterycemetery,
name used by early Christians to designate a place for burying the dead. First applied in Christian burials in the Roman catacombs, the word cemetery came into general usage in the 15th cent.
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; La Chaise, François d'Aix deLa Chaise, François d'Aix de
, 1624–1709, French Jesuit, confessor of Louis XIV after 1675. His influence at court was considerable. The great cemetery in NE Paris called Père-Lachaise is named for him.
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