Beauvais, Jean Baptist Charles Marie De

Beauvais, Jean Baptist Charles Marie de bishop of Senez, was born at Cherbourg in 1731. He completed his studies at the College of Harcourt, under Lebeau, successor of Rollin. The noble appearance of his physiognomy was in harmony with that of Fenelon. His eloquence was charming, and lhe devoted himself entirely to the ecclesiastical calling. He acquired a reputation and became preacher at the court. He resigned his bishopric in 1783, and the viscount of Paris appointed him, in 1789. deputy to the States-General. He died April 4, 1790. An edition of his Sermons, Panegyriques, et Oraisons Funbres was published (Paris, 1807). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. ii, 115; Lichtenberger, Encyclopedie aes Sciences Religieuses, s.v.

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