Casillac, Bernard De

Casillac, Bernard de a French prelate, was provost of Saint Cecile of Albi and prior of Fargues, when he was elected by the chapter, Dec. 9, 1434, in place of Pierre Neveu; but pope Eugenius IV gave the bishopric to Robert Dauphin, bishop of Chartres. De Casillac applied to the Council of Basle, which recognized his election and consecrated him, Feb. 12,1435, in the church of the Franciscan friars at Basle. Robert on the other hand, received the appointment from the pope, and was confirmed by the king, and the two candidates then made haste to take possession of the bishopric by-arms. Finally their case was brought before the parliament at Paris, which, by decree of April 1, 1460, sustained Bernard de Casillac. This prelate, however, died eighteen months afterwards, Nov. 11, 1462, leaving behind him only ruins as marks of his career. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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