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Rancé, Armand-Jean Le Bouthillier de
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(Jan 9, 1626, Paris – Oct 27, 1700, La Trappe), founder of the La Trappe reform (Trappists), son of Maria de’ Medici’s secretary, and godchild of Cardinal Richelieu. He held many benefices. In 1651 he was ordained priest, and in 1654 gained his Dr.theol. He became a rigorous ascetic, renounced his benefices, retired to La Trappe, and from then on subjected this Cistercian abbey to the strictest observance as regular abbot (1664–1695), attracting monks who were willing to reform. H…

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Weitlauff, Manfred, “Rancé, Armand-Jean Le Bouthillier de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024819>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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