Arnavon, Francois

Arnavon, Francois a French theologian, was born at lisle, a little city upon the Sorgue, near the Fountain of Vaucluse, about 1740. A bachelor in the Sorbonne, he was appointed canon of the collegiate church of l'Isle, and prior-curate of Vaucluse. In 1790 Arnavon was sent to Rome by the assembly convened at Carpentras. He was to arrange with Pius VI the interests of the part of the County of Venaissin "which was tinder the dominion of the Holy See. After the compact of 1802, he was appointed titular canon of the metropolitan see of Paris, with the title of-dean. He also had the title of vicar-general of tile archbishop of Corfil. He died Nov. 25, 1824. He wrote Discours Apologetique de la Relgion Chretienhe au Sujet de plusieurs Assertions du Contrat Social et contre les Paradoxes des Faux Politiques du Siecle (1773) :-also a description of the Fountain of Vaucluse and its surroundings. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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