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Jean de Venette
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ca 1307-70. France. Author of a Latin history of the mid-14th-century. A Carmelite from the village of Venette near Compiègne who usually lived in Paris in the Carmelite house of the Place Maubert. He spent two years (1354 and 1368) in Reims. Almost certainly a different person from the CarmeliteJean "Fillons" de Venette, who in 1357 wrote a huge poem of some 40,000 lines in French entitled Les Trois Maries.

The chronicle has been incorrectly considered to be a continuation of the chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis because it happened to appear in some of the same manuscripts. It r…

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Rech, Régis, “Jean de Venette”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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