Dupanloup, Felix Antoine Philibeit

Dupanloup, Felix Antoine Philibeit a French prelate, was born at St. Felix (old department of Mont Blanc), January 3, 1802. He studied at Paris, was ordained priest, and acquired the reputation of a good preacher and catechist. In 1841 he was appointed professor of sacred eloquence in the theological faculty of Paris, and. attracted to the Sorbonne large audiences. Archbishop Affre appointed him grand vicar, and he also held several court offices. He was appointed bishop of Orleans in 1849, and died October 11, 1878. Dupanloup was an earnest advocate of education, morality, and piety, occupying in these regards the high position of conservative progress. On the establishment of the Roman republic he wrote a pamphlet upon the temporal sovereignty of the pope. In 1850 he published the first volume of a work entitled De l'Education, which has been greatly admired. In 1854 he took the place of Tissot in the Academie Francaise. On the occasion of the re-erection of the statue of Joan of Arc at Orleans he delivered an eloquent panegyric on that heroine. His writings are enumerated in Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Vapereau, Dict. des Contemporains, s.v.; and were published collectively as OEuvres Choisies (Paris, 1873-75, 7 volumes).

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