Avangon, Guillaume D
Avangon, Guillaume D'
a French prelate, was born in Dauphiny about 1530. After having been chamberlain of the pope, he was appointed archbishop of Embrun in 1561. He distinguished himself by his zeal against the heretics at the Council of Trent in a discussion with Poissy and certain of the clergy at Blois in 1577 and i578. The following year, being appointed by Lesdiguiires chief of the Huguenots, he was obliged, in order to save his life, to retire to Rome, where he spent several years. Then he became reconciled with Henry. IV, who re-established him in his bishopric and made him cardinal. He died at Grenoble in 1600. See Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Generale,: s.v.