Bellegarde, Octave De

Bellegarde, Octave de a French prelate, was born in 1585, and nominated to the archbishopric of Sens in 1623. He maintained with firmness the immunities of the French clergy at the Assembly of Mantes in 1640, and was exiled by the offended court. In 1639 he subscribed the condemnation of the two works entitled Traite des Droits et Libertes de l'Eglise Gallicane, and Preuves of the same rights and liberties. He approved and defended the sentiments of Arnauld expressed in his book De la frequente Communion. He wrote St.

Augustinus per se ipsum docens Catholicos et vincens Pelagianos, and died in 1646. — Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 5, 239.

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