Bisson Louis Charles

Bisson Louis Charles a French theologian and historian, was born Oct. 10, 1742, at Geffosses. During the Revolution he was first vicar of the bishop of that city. After taking the oath required by the constituent assembly, he refused to deliver his letters of the priesthood at the time of the suppression of the religion. For this he suffered ten months' detention. On Oct. 20, 1799, he took possession of the bishopric of Bayeux, on which occasion he published his first pastoral letter. In 1801 he took part in the national council, and resigned his bishopric to cardinal Caprara, legate a latere. Returning to Bayeux, he died there, Feb. 28, 1820. He wrote, among other works, Meditations sur les Virites Fondanentales de la Religion Chretienne (1807): — Pensees Chretiennes pour Chaque Jour de l'Annee: — Histoire Ecclesiastique du Diocese de Bayeux penda-it la Revolution. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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