Baston, Guillaume-andre-rene

Baston, Guillaume-Andre-Rene a French Romanist divine, was born at Rouen, Nov. 29, 1741. After completing his studies, he became professor of theology at Rouen, emigrated during the Revolution, and on his return became grand-vicar of Rouen. In 1813 he was made bishop of Seez, but had to give up his see on the return of the Bourbons. He died at St. Laurent, Sept. 26, 1825. Among his published works are Cours de Theologie (Paris, 1773-1784); Les Entrevues du Pape Ganganelli (1777, 12mo); Premiere journee de M. Voltaire dans l'autre Monde (1779, 12mo); L'Eglise de France contre M. le Maistre (2 vols. 8vo, 1821-1824). — Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 4:726.

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