Advertisement

Rev Fr François d'Aix de La Chaise

Advertisement

Rev Fr François d'Aix de La Chaise

Birth
Saint-Martin-la-Sauvete, Departement de la Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death
20 Jan 1709 (aged 84)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot
crypt, not open to public
Memorial ID
141440258 View Source

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'.

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'.

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Advertisement