Cessoles (Lat De Cessolis, Cassolis, or Casulis), Jacques De

Cessoles (Lat. De Cessolis, Cassolis, Or Casulis), Jacques De a French theologian and moralist, who lived at Rheims in the 13th century, was, as is supposed, a native of the village of Cessoles, in Picardy, whence his name. He took monastic orders, and about 1290 wrote a book in Latin on the Morality of Chess games, which was long circulated in MS., and was first printed in Holland (about 1473), and afterwards in various languages (Italian, first at Milan, 1479; last at Florence, 1829; French, Paris, 1504; English, by Caxton, 1474, etc.). Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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