Boisville, Jean Francois Martin De

Boisville, Jean Francois Martin De a French theologian, was born at Rouen, Jan. 12, 1755. He entered upon the ecclesiastical profession, as his parents had designed. He took his degrees at the Sorbonne, and was appointed canon of the Cathedral of Rouen. Returning to his native city after the Revolution, he was chosen by the archbishop for one of the grand vicars. He left this position in 1801, and retired to Havre, where he devoted himself to study, to religious duties, and cares which taxed the feebleness of his health. In 1822 he was made bishop of Dijon, which position he filled worthily until his death, May 27, 1829. He wrote a translation in verse of L'Imitation de Jesus Christ (Paris, 1818). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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