(1505 Aigueperse, France-1573 Etampes, France)
Jean de L’Hôpital, Lord de La Roche
Jean de L’Hôpital, seigneur de La Roche
Son of Jean de L’Hospital and of Marie de La Guiole. L’Hospital’s father was the doctor of the High Constable of France, Charles of Bourbon. In 1525, L’Hospital began his law studies in Toulouse, France.
L’Hospital came to Padua in 1526 and graduated in Canon and Civil Law on October 24, 1531. He held the Lecture Chair of Southern Italian Civil Law between 1531 and 1532. Upon his return to France in 1534, he practiced law and in 1537, his became Counsellor to the Parliament of Paris and Ambassador to the Council of Trent. In 1559, he was called to join the king’s council and in 1560, he was appointed Chancellor of France, a position he held until his retirement in 1568.
He was a vigorous supporter of royal authority and religious tolerance towards the Huguenots.
Michel (de) L’Hospital
The restoration of the Michel de L’Hospital canvas has been supported by Solgar Italia Multinutrient S.p.A.