Bovet, Francois De

Bovet, Francois De, a French prelate, was born March 21, 1745. He was consecrated bishop of Sisteron, Sept. 13, 1789, but was obliged to leave France on account of the persecution. He returned in 1814, and was appointed in 1817 archbishop of Toulouse. He resigned this in 1820, and the same year was appointed member of the first order of the chapter of St. Denis. Being highly learned, Bonuvet published a work entitled Des Dynasties Egyptiennes, in which he considered the degree of confidence which the chronology of Manetho merited. He died in Paris, April 7, 1838. He wrote, L'Histoire des Derniers Pharaons et des Paremziers Rois de Perse, selon Heorodote, tirse des

Livres Psrophetiques et du Livre d'Esther (Avignon): — Les Consolations de la Foi sur les Malheui's de l'Eglise. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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