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Jussie, Jeanne de
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1503-61. Switzerland. Born in Jussy-l'Évêque, near Geneva, Jeanne de Jussie entered the Convent of St. Clare in Geneva in 1521 and became its secretary by 1530. When the city adopted the Protestant Reformation in 1535, she relocated with the Poor Clares to the unoccupied Augustinian Monastery of the Holy Cross in Annecy, where the religious community remained until its dissolution in 1793. Jussie became abbess in 1548 and died in 1561.

It was likely in Annecy that Jussie composed her chronicle of the Genevan Reformation from a Catholic perespective. In it, s…

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Klaus, Carrie, “Jussie, Jeanne de”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_001310>
First published online: 2016

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