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 Jeanne Marie <I>Bouvier de la Motte</I> Guyon

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Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon Famous memorial

Birth
Montargis, Departement du Loiret, Centre, France
Death
9 Jun 1717 (aged 69)
Blois, Departement du Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
Burial
Blois, Departement du Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
Memorial ID
146618458 View Source

Madame Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon was the daughter of Claude Bouvier de la Mothe, a procurator of the tribunal of Montargis, south of Paris and east of Orléans. She was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church on May 24, 1648. She was a famous French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism, although she never called herself a Quietist. Nevertheless, She was accredited for being the leader of the Quietist Movement in France and for her deep spiritual views on the inward life of the believer. She was known for her many spiritual books, poems, and commentaries. In December 1695, she was arrested and imprisoned for heresy on the authority of the king. She remained confined in various prisons, including the Bastille, until 1703. She suffered because of her mystical faith and spiritual writings. After her release from prison, she spent the remainder of her life with her only daughter, Marquise de Bois, at Blois in centre-France. She was buried at the Church of the Cordeliers in Blois, Departement du Loir-et-Cher Centre, France in Blois, France in a modest grave.

Madame Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon was the daughter of Claude Bouvier de la Mothe, a procurator of the tribunal of Montargis, south of Paris and east of Orléans. She was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church on May 24, 1648. She was a famous French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism, although she never called herself a Quietist. Nevertheless, She was accredited for being the leader of the Quietist Movement in France and for her deep spiritual views on the inward life of the believer. She was known for her many spiritual books, poems, and commentaries. In December 1695, she was arrested and imprisoned for heresy on the authority of the king. She remained confined in various prisons, including the Bastille, until 1703. She suffered because of her mystical faith and spiritual writings. After her release from prison, she spent the remainder of her life with her only daughter, Marquise de Bois, at Blois in centre-France. She was buried at the Church of the Cordeliers in Blois, Departement du Loir-et-Cher Centre, France in Blois, France in a modest grave.

Bio by: LTC Stephen R. Pain

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: LTC Stephen R. Pain
  • Added: 17 May 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 146618458
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