Godet Des Marais, Paul De

Godet des Marais, Paul De a French prelate, was born at Talcy, near Blois in June 1649. He completed his studies at the Seminary of St. Sulpice, Paris, .and became bishop of Chartres, confessor of madame Maintenon, and superior of the royal house of St. Cyr. On his promotion to the episcopacy he gave all his revenue to the poor. November 21, 1695, he condemned several propositions taken from. the works of madame Guvon and P. Lacombe. He claimed also to bring Fenelon to a recantation. In 1697 he signed, with the cardinal of Noailles and Bossuet. a declaration which was sent to Rome, by which he condemned the Maxines des Saints. He founded four seminaries ant schools for the instruction of the young. He died September 25, 1709. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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