Expilly, Louis Alexandre

Expilly, Louis Alexandre a French prelate, was born February 24, 1742, at Brest. He studied at Paris, and was made bachelor of divinity there; was nominated pastor of St. Martin of Morlaix; in 1789 became deputy of the states-general; was consecrated bishop of the department of Finistere, February 24, 1791, and shared the fate of twenty-five of his colleagues, who were beheaded, May 22, 1794, for having taken an appeal to the department of the West against the national convention. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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