Duvoisin, Jean Baptiste

Duvoisin, Jean Baptiste a French prelate, was born at Langres, October 16, 1744. Being vicar- general of the bishop of Laon, he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the civil authority, and emigrated to Brunswick. In 1802 he returned to France, was made bishop of Nantes, and enjoyed the confidence of the imperial family to a high degree. Duvoisin died July 9, 1813, leaving, among other works, Dissertation Critique sua la Vision de Constantin (1774): — Autorite des Livres de Moise (1788): — Demonstration Evangelique, with an Essai sur la Tolerance. See Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B.P.)

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