Blanquart De Bailleul, Louis, Edmond Marie

Blanquart De Bailleul, Louis, Edmond Marie a French prelate, was born at Calais, in the diocese of Arras, Sept. 8, 1795. He was at first destined for the bar, but afterwards took up the ecclesiastical profession. Shortly after his exit from the Seminary of St. Sulpice, he became vicar-general to the bishop of Versailles, and after the death of the titular he was raised to the see, Jan. 27,.1833. On March 3, 1844, he passed from the diocese of Versailles to that of Rouen. He took part in the famous question of the classics, raised by a book of the abbot Gaume, and spoke against the reform proposed by this ecclesiastic. The date of his death we have been unable to ascertain. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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