Gouffier, Adrien

Gouffier, Adrien cardinal of Boisy, had at first the title of prothonotary of Boisy, then he became bishop of Coutances in 1509. Francis I asked for the cardinal's hat for him of pope Leo X, in the conference of Boulogne, which this pontiff granted in 1515. In 1519 Gouffier obtained a charge as a legate in France. He was already grand almoner, and held the bishopric of Alby and other considerable benefices. He- died in the castle of Villendren-sur-Indre, July 24, 1523. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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