Condorcet, Jacques Marie De Caritat De

Condorcet, Jacques Marie De Caritat de a French prelate, was born at the Chateau of Condorcet, near Nyons, in Dauphine, in 1703. He at first inclined towards a military life, but afterwards entered upon an ecclesiastical career, and became grand-vicar of his uncle. Yse de Saleon, bishop of Rodez. In 1741 Condorcet was appointed bishop of Gap, in 1754 of Auxerre, and in 1761 of Lisieux. He was a confessed enemy of the Jansenists, had some lively contests with the clergy, and by his violence even occasioned some disorders in the bishopric of Lisieux. He died September 21, 1783, leaning various writings against the Jansenists. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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