Clermont (Tonnerre), Francois De (1)

Clermont (Tonnerre), Francois De (1), bishop of Noyon and peer of France, was born in 1629; studied with the Jesuits at Paris; was made doctor by the Sorbonne; preacher to the court, and bishop in 1661. He was received in 1694 as a member of the Academy of France, where he founded a prize for poetry. He died at Paris, Feb. 5. 1701. See Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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