Bourg, Anne Du

Bourg, Anne Du, a French magistrate, a counsellor clerk at the Parliament of Paris, nephew of Antoine, was born in 1521 at Riom, in Auvergne. Destined at first for the Church, and having even taken orders, he left the ecclesiastical calling for that of the bar, in which position he won distinction. Having adopted the opinions of Calvin, he soon became full of zeal for the Reformation, which was then agitating France. The bishop of Paris declared him a heretic, and he was finally condemned to death and executed in Paris, Dec. 20, 1559, and the Protestants numbered him among their martyrs. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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