Comprehensive information about Placide Cappeau including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Placide Cappeau (October 25, 1808 – August 8, 1877) was a French poet and the author of the well-known poem, "Minuit, chrétiens" (O Holy Night ) (1847), which was set to music by Adolphe Adam. He was born on 25 October 1808 at 8 p.m. in Roquemaure (Gard). He was the son of Mathieu Cappeau, a cooper, and Agathe Louise Martinet. This educational Placide Cappeau resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.
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