May 12, 1630, Pa­ris, France.

Au­gust 5, 1697, Di­jon, France.

Ab­bey of St. Vic­tor, Pa­ris, France.

Santolius Vic­to­ri­nus.


Jean Bap­tiste was the bro­ther was of Claude de San­teüil.

He stu­died at the Col­lege of S. Barbe, then with Fa­ther Cos­sart, a Je­su­it.

He be­came one of the re­gu­lar Can­ons of St. Vic­tor, at Pa­ris, and gained a re­pu­ta­tion as a dis­ting­uished writ­er of La­tin po­et­ry.

Many of his hymns ap­peared in the Clu­ni­ac Bre­vi­a­ry of 1686, and the Pa­ris Bre­vi­a­ry, 1680 and 1736.

His Hym­ni Sac­ri et No­vi was pub­lished at Pa­ris in 1689, and en­larged in 1698.

Known as the prince of French hym­no­graph­ers, he was con­tin­ual­ly writ­ing po­ems, ins­crip­tions for the pub­lic mon­u­ments of Pa­ris, or son­nets for friends.

He was ad­mired by the learned men of his day, the two Princ­es de Con­dé, fa­ther and son, and by King Louis XIV, who gave him a pen­sion.

  1. Christe, Qui Se­des Olym­po
  2. Christi Pe­ren­nes Nun­tii
  3. Coelestis Aulae Prin­ci­pes
  4. Divine Cres­ce­bas Pu­er
  5. Ex Quo, Sa­lus Mor­ta­li­um
  6. Fac, Chris­te, Nos­tri Gra­tia
  7. Fumant Sa­bae­is Tem­pla Va­po­ri­bus
  8. Nobis, Olym­po Red­di­tus
  9. Non Par­ta So­lo San­guine
  10. O Luce Quae Tuâ La­tes
  11. O Qui Tuo, Dux Mar­tyr­um
    • Chief of Mar­tyrs! Thou Whose Name
    • First of Mar­tyrs, Thou Whose Name
    • O Cap­tain of the Mar­tyr Host
    • O Prince of Mar­tyrs! Thou Whose Name
    • Prince of Mar­tyrs! Thou Whose Name
    • Prince of Mart­yrs! Whose Own Name
    • Rightful Prince of Mar­tyrs Thou
  12. Sensus Quis Hor­ror Per­cu­tit
    • Awful Thought of End­less Doom
    • Fearful Thought of End­less Doom
    • Great God, What Ter­ror Fills the Eye?
    • What Is This Hor­ror? The Sky Is Rend­ed
    • What Ter­ror Ev­ery Bo­som Shakes?
    • What Ter­rors Shake My Trem­bling Soul?
  13. Supreme Qua­les, Ar­bi­ter
  14. Templi Sa­cra­tas Pan­de, Si­on, Fo­res