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Jean Baptiste Massillon

Massillon, Jean Baptiste (zhäN bätēstˈ mäsēyôNˈ) [key], 1663–1742, French clergyman, bishop of Clermont from 1717. He was celebrated for his preaching, especially at the courts of Louis XIV and Louis XV. Collections of sermons include a series for Advent and a series for Lent.

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