Boux, Guillaume Le

Boux, Guillaume Le, a French theologian, was born at Anjou in 1621. After having been successively sweeper of the college, Capuchin, oratorian, and rector, he taught rhetoric at Riom, and, during the Fronde, sustained by his preaching the royal authority. He was appointed bishop of Apt in 1658, and of Perigueux in 1667. During the thirty-seven years which he occupied this' position, he employed his income for charitable purposes. He died Aug. 6, 1693. He wrote, Sermons (Rouen, 1666): — Dissertations Ecclesiastiques sur le Pouvoir des Eveques, pour la Diminution ou lAugl mentation des

Fetes (Paris, 1691), in collaboration with Laval Bois Dauphin, bishop of Rochelle. See Hoefer; Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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