Darboy, Georges

Darboy, Georges a French ecclesiastic, was born January 16, 1813. He became teacher of philosophy and theology at the Seminary of Langres in 1839, bishop of Nancy in 1859, and archbishop of Paris in 1863. He was a firm opponent of papal infallibility in the Vatican Council, but yielded to the decision of the majority. He was arrested by the Communists April 5, 1871, and when the government troops entered the city he was shot at St. Roquette, May 24 following. Among his most important works are Les Saintes Femmes (1850): — Les Femmes de la Bible (5th ed. 1859): — La Viede St. Thomaus a Becket (2d ed. 1860). See Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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