Paris (Paris)

Sainte-Chapelle

Building Data

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  • Type: Chapel
  • Affiliation:
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  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Ile-de-France
  • Department: Paris
  • Coords: 48.855, 2.3450
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  • Surveyed: 1992-98, 2009

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Documents

1244



CUM IGITUR, SICUT EX PARTE TUA FUIT PROPOSITUM CORAM NOBIS, CAPELLAM PARISIUS INFRA SEPTA DOMUS REGIAE OPERE SUPERANTE MATERIAM, UT IBIDEM PRAEDICTA CORONA SANCTISSIMA AC ALIAE PRETIOSAE RELIQUAE QUAS DE LIGNO CRUCIS ET ALIIS SACRIS HABERE DIGNOSCERIS, SUB VENERANDA CUSTODIA CONSERVENTUR, TUIS SUMPTIBUS DUXERIS CONSTRUENDAM,…

It has come to our attention that it is your intention to build at your own expense, a chapel inside the walls of the royal house of Paris, the work surpassing the materials, where the aforementioned most sacred crown and other precious relics such as the wood of the cross and other sacred things will be displayed, under your protection,...

Source: Morand, S.-J., Histoire de la Sainte-Chapelle royale de Paris, Paris, 1790, Pièces Justificatives, 2-3.

1246, January



"PRIMA FUNDATIO SANCTAE CAPELLAE" LUDOVICUS DEI GRATIA FRANCORUM REX…IN HONOREM DEI OMNIPOTENTIS, & SACROSANCTAE CORONAE SPINEAE DOMINI NOSTRI JESU-CHRISTI, FUNDAVIMUS & AEDIFICAVIMUS INFRA SEPTA DOMUS NOSTRAE PARISIENSIS, DOMINO CONCEDENTE, CAPELLAM, IN QUA EADAM SACROSANCTA CORONA DOMINI, CRUX SANCTA, & ALIAE QUAM PLURES PRETIOSAE RELIQUAE REPOSITAE CONTINENTUR,…IN EADAM CAPELLA SINT QUINQUE PRESBYTERI PRINCIPALES, SIVE MAGISTRI CAPELLANI,…ANNO INCARNATIONIS DOMINICAE MILLESIMO DUCENTISIMO QUADRAGESIMO QUINTO, MENSE JANUARII, REGNO VERO NOSTRI ANNO VICESIMO…

The First Foundation of the Sainte-Chapelle Louis, by the grace of God king of France...in honor of almighty God, and the sacrosanct crown of thorns of our lord Jesus Christ, founded and built within our seven houses in Paris, given by the lord, a chapel, in which the sacred crown of the Lord, the Holy Cross, and all of the other precious relics to be contained there,...in this chapel will be five principal priests, or master chaplains,...in the year of our lord 1245, month of January, the twentieth year of our reign...

Source: Morand, S.-J., Histoire de la Sainte-Chapelle royale de Paris, Paris, 1790, Pièces Justificatives, 3-7.

1248, 26 April



"SECUNDA FUNDATIO SANCTAE CAPELLAE" LUDOVICUS DEI GRATIA FRANCORUM REX…IN HONOREM DEI OMNIPOTENTIS, & SACROSANCTAE SPINEAE CORONAE DOMINI NOSTRI JESU-CHRISTI, FUNDAVIMUS & AEDIFICAVIMUS INFRA SEPTA DOMUS NOSTRAE PARISIENSIS, IN QUA EADAM SACROSANCTA CORONA DOMINI, CRUX SANCTA, & ALIAE QUAM PLURES PRETIOSAE RELIQUAE REPOSITAE CONTINENTUR,…UT IN EADAM CAPELLA SINT QUINQUE PRESBYTERI PRINCIPALES, SIVE MAGISTRI CAPELLANI,…ANNO 1248, MENSE AUGUSTO, REGNO VERO NOSTRI ANNO VIGESIMO SECUNDO…

The Second Foundation of the Sainte-Chapelle Louis, by the grace of God king of France...in honor of almighty God, and the sacrosanct crown of thorns of our lord Jesus Christ, founded and built within our seven houses in Paris, given by the lord, a chapel, in which the sacred crown of the Lord, the Holy Cross, and all of the other precious relics to be contained there,...in this chapel will be five principal priests, or master chaplains,...in the year 1248, month of August, the 22nd year of our reign...

Source: Morand, S.-J., Histoire de la Sainte-Chapelle royale de Paris, Paris, 1790, Pièces Justificatives, 8-13.
There is a problem with the math here, as the previous entry for the first foundation is dated January 1245,"the 20th year of the king", whereas this entry is dated August 1248, "the 22nd year of our reign".