Georgel, Jean Francois

Georgel, Jean Francois a French ecclesiastic and diplomatist, was born at Bruyeres, Lorraine, January 19, 1731. He entered the Jesuit order, taught, with some success, rhetoric and mathematics, in the colleges of Pont-a-Mousson, Dijon, and Strasburg, and later became secretary to Rohan, ambassador to Vienna. In 1774 he became vicar-general, and administered the diocese of Strasburg. He afterwards retired to Freiburg, and occupied himself in editing his Memoires; until the grand-prior of Malta called him to his aid. He refused a bishopric, preferring the office of vicargeneral of Vosges, and a quiet dwelling in the little village of Bruyeres, where he died, November 14, 1813, leaving six volumes of memoirs in MS., published by his nephew (Paris, 1817 or 1820). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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