Carolo Coffin, Carolus Coffin


Born: Oc­to­ber 4, 1676, Bu­zan­cy, Du­chy of Rheim.

Died: June 20, 1749, Pa­ris, France. Due to his per­sis­tence in ap­peal­ing against the pa­pal Con­sti­tu­tion Uni­gen­i­tus of 1713, the par­ish rec­tor of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont re­fused to ad­min­is­ter last rites to him, or give him a Chris­tian bu­ri­al.



Educated at Du­ples­sis College, Un­i­ver­si­ty of Pa­ris, in 1712, Cof­fin be­came prin­cipal of the col­lege at Beau­vais (suc­ceed­ing the his­tor­i­an Rol­lin), and in 1718, Rec­tor of the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Pa­ris.


In 1727, he pub­lished some of his La­tin poe­ms, and in 1736, the bulk of his hymns ap­peared in the Pa­ris Brev­i­a­ry and Hym­ni Sac­ri Auc­to­re Ca­ro­lo Cof­fin.

In 1755, a com­plete, two vol­ume edi­tion of his works was pub­lished.

He wrote ov­er 100 hymns.



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