Conzie, Francois De

Conzie, Francois de a French prelate, brother of the following, was born at Poncin, in Bugey, March 18, 1736. He was first grand-vicar, then bishop of St. Omer, and, in 1774, became archbishop of Tours. As deputy of the clergy to the states- general of 1789, he protested against the reunion of the three orders, resigned in 1791, and went to Aix-la-Chapelle. He afterwards wrote against the civil constitution of the clergy, and. published, in June 1791, a mandate which was condemned, in July of the same year, by the tribunal of Tours, to be torn and burned by the hand of the executioner. He retired to Holland, and died at Amsterdam in 1795. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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