Castries, Armand Pierre De La Croix De

Castries, Armand Pierre De La Croix De a French prelate, was born in 1659, of an ancient and noble family of Laiguedoc. He was destined from his early childhood to the priesthood; received while still quite young the title of doctor of the Sorbonne, and was appointed in 1697, to the abbey of Val-Magne, in the diocese of Agde. Five years later he received the abbey of Saint-Chaffre-le-Monestier, in the diocese of Puy. Shortly after he became chaplain to the duchess of Berry; in 1717 he was appointed archbishop of Tours; and, finally, transferred to the see of Albi, Nov. 5, 1719. He was called the good archbishop, and was very active in embellishing his church. He died April 15, 1746. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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