Bethisy De Mezieres Henri Beneoit Jules De

Bethisy De Mezieres Henri Beneoit Jules De a French theologian, brother of count Eugene Eustace, was born in 1744. He embraced the ecclesiastical profession, was appointed in 1780 bishop of Uzes, and. became in 1789 deputy of the clergy of the bailiwick of Nismes to the States-General, where he showed himself a zealous defender of the ancient privileges of his order. He emigrated in 1792, retired to England, and there distinguished himself by his opposition to the Concordat and all the measures held by the pope, in concert with Napoleon and Louis XVIII, relating to the Church of France. He died at London in 1817. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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