Du Bec, Philippe

Du Bec, Philippe a French prelate, was born in 1524. He was appointed bishop of Vannes in 1559, and six years later passed to the diocese of Nantes. He was one of those prelates who held the place of ecclesiastical peers at the coronation of Henry IV in 1589. The same year he was called to the archbishopric of Rheims, and in the year following he received the title of commander of the order of the Holy Ghost. But the bulls were not forwarded before the end of three years, on account of the differences of Henry IV with the court of Rome. Du Bee died in 1605. He left a collection of Sermons, and a French translation of the Treatise of the Widows of St. Ambrose (Paris, 1590). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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