Chilleau, Jean Baptiste Du

Chilleau, Jean Baptiste Du a French prelate and theologian, was born October 7, 1737, in the castle of Carriere, in Poitou, and took orders very early. He became chancellor to Marie Leczinska, and some time later to Marie Antoinette, and in 1781 was appointed bishop of Chilons-sur-Saone. At the time of the revolution he opposed, very strongly; the religious reforms instituted by the constitutional assembly, and left France. He protested in 1803, with fifty- eight other bishops, against the concordat of 1801. On returning to France, in 1814, he gave in his resignation as bishop; but was appointed, in 1819, archbishop of Tours, and peer of France in 1822. He died November 26, 1824, leaving several Lettres Pastorales, which were reprinted in the Collection Ecdcsiastique, by the abbe Guillon, under the name of abbe Baruel. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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