Fremont, Charles

Fremont, Charles a French monk, was born at Tours in 1610; entered the order of Grammont at the age of eighteen, and conceived the idea of bringing back the monks to the rigor of their primitive rule. Despite his superiors, through the protection of cardinal Richelieu, he succeeded in establishing the ancient discipline, not only in the house of Thiers, in Auvergne, which citizens had founded for him in 1650, but also in six or seven other houses, which had become nearly. ruined. He died in 1689, leaving La Vie, la Mort et las a Miracles de Saint-Etienne, Confesseur, Fondateur de l'Ordre de Grammont (Dijon, 1647). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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