Angennes, Claude D

Angennes, Claude d'

a French prelate, was born at Rambouillet in 1534. He was bishop of Nayon and peer of France, then bishop of Mons. He studied philosophy at Paris, and law at Bourges and Padua. In 1568 he was sent with an embassy to Cosmo de' Medici. In 1585 he assisted at the assembly of the clergy at Paris, where he eloquently defended the liberty of the Gallican Church. Henry III selected him to bear the news of the death of the duke of Guise and the cardinal of Lorraine to Sixtus V. He died March 15, 1601. He wrote, Remontrance du Clerge de France (1585): — Lettre de l'Eveque du Mons, avec la Reponse faite par un Docteur en Thdologie, en laquelle est. repondu:a ces deux Doutes: Si on peut suivre en suerete de conscience le parti du Roi de Navarre et le reconnaitre pour roi, et si l'acte de Frere Jacques Clement doit etre approuveen conscience, et s'il est louable ou non (Paris, 1589), See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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