Head stone of Jean-Baptiste Cotta

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Religious heritage, Religious site, Road in Tende
  • In the heart of the Cotta street, in Tende, stands the stele of this ecclesiastic Jean-Baptiste Cotta, of the Augustinian order, born and died in Tende (1668-1738). He deserves to be cited with honour among the Italian poets of his time.

  • He had a collection of poems printed in Nice in 1712, written with great fire, purity and style, and never wanted to leave his homeland, despite the brilliant offers of Victor-Amédée, who had agreed to the dedication of his works.
    He was admitted to the most illustrious academies in Italy; Genoa, Siena, Viterbo, Rome and Naples admired his eloquence and proclaimed him a famous orator.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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