1630–1702
Guillaume du Plessis de Geste

Introduction

Born: 1630, Châ­teau du Ples­sis-Gesté, An­jou, France.

Died: May 2, 1702, Saintes, France.

Buried: Church of the Ja­co­bins, Tou­louse, France.

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Biography

De la Brune­tière earned his DD de­gree from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Pa­ris. For 16 years, he was Vi­car Gen­er­al at Pa­ris be­fore be­com­ing Bi­shop of Saintes on No­vem­ber 30, 1677.

His hymns ap­peared in the Pa­ris Brev­i­ary (1680 & 1736), the Clu­ni­ac Bre­vi­a­ry (1686), and oth­er French bre­vi­a­ries. In the Pa­ris Brev­i­ary of 1736, his hymns are signed G. Ep. S. (Guill­aume, Bi­shop of Saintes).

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Lyrics