Boulogne, Etienne Antoine

Boulogne, Etienne Antoine a prominent pulpit orator, and bishop of the Roman Church in France, was born in 1747 at Avignon. He early displayed a remarkable oratorical talent. In 1808 he was appointed bishop of Troyes. At the Episcopal Synod of Paris in 1811 he was elected one of the four secretaries, spoke with great decision against the appointment of the bishops by the government without a papal confirmation, and was deputed with two other bishops to present the address of the council to the emperor. He was therefor imprisoned, and could not return to his episcopal see until the restoration of the Bourbons. In 1821 the pope conferred on him the title of archbishop. He died in 1825. His complete works (Paris, 8 vols. 1827 sq.) comprise four volumes of sermons, one volume of pastoral letters and instructions, and three volumes of miscellaneous essays, with a biographical notice of the author by Picot.- Nouv. Biogr. Univ.

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