Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte
, 1648-1717, French mystic and author of writings dealing largely with quietism
. Confined by the government (1688) in a convent because of her heretical opinions and her correspondence with Miguel de Molinos
, she was released through the efforts of Mme de Maintenon. François Fénelon
, who became her disciple, defended her in a famous controversy with Bossuet
. She was later condemned and imprisoned (1695-1702) in the Bastille. Her collected works appeared (1767-91) in 40 volumes.
See her autobiography (tr. 1897).
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