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Order of Brigitte of Sweden Old Religious Print Helyot 1714
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Order of Brigitte of Sweden Old Religious Print Helyot 1714

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Saint Birgitta, St.Birgitta or St. Bridget (1303 - 1373), the most celebrated saint of Sweden.

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Order of Brigitte of Sweden Old Religious Print Helyot 1714

Title: Religieuse de l’Ordre de St. Birgitte …

Saint Brigitte

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Saint Brigitte, St.Birgitta or St. Bridget (1303 - 1373), the most celebrated saint of Sweden and the northern kingdoms, was the daughter of Birger Persson, governor and lagman (provincial judge) of Uplandia, and one of the richest landowners of the country.

In 1316 she was married to Ulf Gudmarson, lord of Nericia, to whom she bore eight children, one of whom was afterwards honoured as St. Catherine of Sweden. Birgitta’s saintly and charitable life soon made her known far and wide; she gained, too, great religious influence over her husband, with whom (1341-1343) she went on pilgrimage to St. James the Great of Santiago de Compostela.

In 1999, Pope John Paul II, chose Birgitta as Europe's patron saint. Her feast is celebrated on October 9.

Copper plate engraving by: Pierre Helyot Paris, Coignard 1714.
After spending his youth in study, Helyot entered in his twenty-fourth year the convent of the third, order of St Francis, founded at Picpus, near Paris, by his uncle Jérhme, Helyot, canon of St Sepulchre. There he took the name of Père Hippolyte.

Origin: L'Histoire desordres monastiques, religieux et militaires, et des congregations séculières del'un et de l'autre sexe, qui ont été établis jusqu'à présent, published in 5volumes in 1714-1721.
Helyot died on January 5, 1716, before the fifth volume appeared, but his friend Maximilien Bullot completed the edition.
Helyot's only other noteworthy work is Le Chritien maurani (1695).

Fine original antique hand colored print.
Print is Guaranteed authentic.

Size: Leaf app.: 25 x 18.5 cm. 10 x 7.25 inch.
Image app.: 12.5 x 17 cm. 5 x 6.5 inches.
Condition: A fine antique copperplate engraving in good condition, light soiled edges.