Climent, Josef

Climent, Josef, a Spanish prelate, was born March 21, 1706, at Castellon de la Plana, Valencia. He studied in his native town, and was made doctor of theology there. Immediately afterwards he was appointed successively professor of philosophy at the university, curate and theologist of the cathedral, and in 1766 was called to the bishopric of Barcelona. Having become the object of royal jealousy, he resigned in 1775, and died in his native town, Nov. 25, 1781. He translated into Spanish Fleury's Maeurs des Isratelites et des

Chretiens, and published also Instructions on Marriage, written by Le Tourneur, arid translated by the countess to Montijo, etc. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, S. V,

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