Dorleans (De La Mothe), Louis Francois Gabriel
D'Orleans (de la Mothe), Louis Francois Gabriel a French prelate, was born at Carpentras, January 15, 1683, of an ancient family of Vicenza, called Aureliani. He pursued his studies with the Jesuits, and became successively can of Carpentras, grand vicar of Arles, administrator of the diocese of Senez, and finally bishop of Amiens in 1733, an office which he filled with great ability. He died there, July 10, 1774, leaving Lettres Spirituelles (Paris, 1777). Abbe Dargnies has published his Memoires (Mechlin, 1785). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.