Espinay, Jacques D

Espinay, Jacques d'

a French prelate, was apostolical prothonotary of the holy see, and succeeded by his intrigues in being appointed bishop of St. Malo, January 9, 1450. Nicholas V transferred him, March 18 following, to the see of Rennes, but the due of Brittany, Pierre II, violently opposed these changes. In the end, Espinay was deprived even of his patrimony, and although suffering from the gout was confined in a prison, where he died, January 9, 1482. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gneirale, s.v.

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