Jesuit. Born the second son of Georges d'Aix, seigneur de la Chaize, and Renée de Rochefort. He studied at the Jesuit colleges in Rohan and Lyon. After the death of Father Ferrier, he became the confessor of Louis XIV in 1675. His influence at the court increased with the ascendancy of Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon. After the death of the queen Marie Therese, he secretly wed Louis and Françoise. He left his post as confessor to the king only weeks before his death. He lived in a country house owned by the Jesuits east of Paris, which was called Mont-Louis. The lands belonging to the country house were increased by the generosity of the sovereign. In 1804 Napoleon established the first civil cemetery on the grounds and named it East cemetery, but it entered the vocabulary under the name 'Père Lachaise'.