Bosquet, Francois De

Bosquet, Francois De a French prelate, was born at Narbonne, May 28, 1605. He first studied law, and attained great eminence in that profession, insomuch that the king, in recompense for his services as intendant of Guieline and Languedoc, granted him the title of counsellor of state. When he was thus on the highroad to the greatest posts, he voluntarily, in 1650, resigned every situation which he held, and was made bishop of Lodeve, by the cession, in his favor, of Jean Plantavit de la Pause, his friend. In the same year he was deputed by the clergy to Rome, to treat of the affair of the Five Propositions. In 1657, he was appointed to the see of Molntpellier. He died June 24, 1676, leaving, Inocentii III Epistol. Libri 4 cum Notis (Toulon, 1635, fol.): — Pontificuns Romanorum qui e Gallia Oriundi in ea Sederunt, Historia, 1305 to 1394 (Paris, 1632, 8vo); Baluze has given an augmented and corrected edition Vitce pap. Aven. 1693: — Michaelis Pselli Synopsis Lequm (ibid. 1632, 8vo): — Historia Ecclesice Gallicance (best edition that of 1636, 4to): — a Life of St. Fulcran, bishop of Lodeve, and other works. See Biog. Universelle, 5, 220; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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