Clausel (De Coussergues) Michel Amanta

Clausel (De Coussergues) Michel Amanta French ecclesiastical writer, was born Oct. 7, 1763, at the Castle of Coussergues, in Rouergue (Avnevron), and was ordained a priest in 1787. He refused the oath to the civil constitution of the clergy in 1792, but accepted the concordat in 1802. He was appointed grand-vicar of Amiens, and took charge of the department of the Oise, at Beauvais. In 1822 he was called to the royal council of public instruction. At the time of the death of Leo XII he happened to be at Rome, and the cardinal of Clermont Tonnerre appointed him to the conclave. After the revolution of 1830 he lived in retirement with the bishop of Versailles, and died at Paris Jan. 22, 1835. Abbe Clausel published, among other works, Reflexions et Lettres

sur l'Afaire du Cure de Chartnes (1824):-Observations sur le Nouv Catchnieise de Beaunvais (1828). See Biog. Universelle, s.v

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