Bouillon, Emanuel Theodose, De La Tour Dauvergne

Bouillon, Emanuel Theodose, De La Tour d'Auvergne, a French prelate, son of Frederick Maurice, was born Aug. 24, 1644. He first bore the name of the abbot duke d'Albret; was appointed canon of Liege in 1658; received the degree of doctor at the Sorbonne in 1667; was made cardinal in 1669, and invested with several rich abbeys; and finally was appointed by Louis XIV his grand almoner. He claimed for his nephews the title of dauphin d'Auvergne, and, on some of his demands being refused, he so conducted himself as to become disgraced. In 1694 he wished to become prince bishop of Liege, but failed. Ini 1698 he was ambassador from France to Rome, and dean of the sacred college, when he refused to aid in the condemnation of Fenelon, and sought to prevent it. He was recalled to Rome, but refused to go. At length, deeply humiliated, he returned to France; but, exiled from the court, he retired to his abbey of Tournus. At this epoch appeared the Histoire Genealogique de la Maison d'Auvergne, which had been composed by Baluze. After a long time he sought to justify his conduct, and obtained, with the restoration of his income, permission to go to Rome, where he died in March, 1715. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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