Croy (or Crouy), Gustave Maximilien Juste Prince De

Croy (or Crouy), Gustave Maximilien Juste Prince De a French prelate, was born at the chateau of the Hermitage, near Vieux Conde, September 12, 1773, From early youth he exhibited great piety and an inclination towards preaching. He entered the ecclesiastical calling as canon of the grand chapter of Strasburg. His noble birth gave him high honors in the Church, but at the time of the French Revolution he was obliged to take refuge at Vienna, where he was one of the four canons of the Lichtenstein foundation. In 1817 he was appointed bishop of Strasburg; in 1821 succeeded the cardinal of Perigord as grand-almoner of France; became peer of France in 1822; in 1824 was transferred from the bishopric of Strasburg to the archbishopric of Rouen; was made cardinal in 1825, and died in 1844. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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