Gousset, Thomas Marie Joseph

Gousset, Thomas Marie Joseph a French prelate, was born at Montigny-les-Cherlieux, May 1, 1792. He began in 1809 a course of study, and obtained in 1812 the diploma of a bachelor of letters; entered the great seminary of Besancon the same year, and became one of its most distinguished scholars and teachers of theology. Cardinal Rohan made him, in 1832, grandvicar, and he was consecrated bishop of Perigueux October 6, 1835. He was elevated to the archiepiscopacy of Rheims, May 25, 1840, and in 1851 obtained the cardinal's hat. He died at Rheims, December 24, 1866, leaving Exposition de l'Doctrine de l'Eglise (Besancon, 1823): — Code Civil Commente dans ses Rupports avec la Theologie Morale: — L'mmaculae Conception de la Bienheureuse Vierge (Paris, 1855), etc. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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