Gouge De Charpaignes, Martin

Gouge de Charpaignes, Martin a French prelate, was born about 1360, in Bourges. After the death of his brother John, who was treasurer of the duke of Berry, Martin was appointed to fill his place. He became bishop of Chartres in 1406, and was transferred to the see of Clermont-Ferrand in 1415. In 1409 he was arrested for being connected with the revolution of the palace, but on account of his great talents he soon returned to his former honors. Under the reign of Charles VII, Goulge became royal councillor. In 1425 he resigned his civil functions, but resumed them until November 8, 1428. He died November 25 or 26, 1444. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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