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Lestonnac, Jeanne de (Saint)
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(1536, Bordeaux – Feb 2, 1640, Bordeaux). In the milieu of French post-Tridentine Catholicism, Lestonnac, who had been given a Calvinist upbringing by her mother, created a new model of connecting cloistered monastic life and pedagogical work with girls. The niece of the philosopher M. de Montaigne, she married Gaston de Montferrat (Montferrand) in 1573 and gave birth to seven children. Widowed in 1597, she founded in 1605/1606 in Bordeaux the “Filles (or Compagnie) de Notre Dame,…

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Albrecht, Ruth, “Lestonnac, Jeanne de (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_14436>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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