Bonnaud, Jean Baptiste

Bonnaud, Jean Baptiste, a Roman Catholic theologian, was born in America in 1740; He was taken to France, completed his studies at the college of Fleche, and entered the Jesuit order. He was not ordained priest until after the suppression of this order. From 1777 to 1787 he published several works. A discourse, Sur le Projet d'Accorder l'l'tat Civil aux Protestants, which he published, gained for him the protection of M. de Marbceuf, who procured for him the priories of Sermaise and of Harnicourt. He was also appointed grand-vicar of Lyons. He appears to have been the author of most of the bills and writings published by his archbishop, which appealed to Paris to follow his counsels. The energy of the works of Bonnanud drew upon him the animosity of the revolutionists, who imprisoned him at the convent of Cannes, where he was massacred, Sept. 2, 1792. He wrote, Le Tartuffe Epistolaire Demasque, under the pseudonym of Kokerbourn (Liege, 1777): — Discours i Lire au Conseil en Presenca du Roi, 1787 (1791): — Le Vrai Systeme de la Constitution du Clerge (eod.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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