Groesbeck, Gerard De

Groesbeck, Gerard De a French prelate, was born in 1508. He was first dean of the Cathedral of Liege, when Robert of Berg, prince-bishop, resigned his authority in his favor, July 22, 1563. He successfully resisted the encroachments of William of Orange into the territory. The Jesuits, whom the bishop had called for, assisted Groesbeck largely in his persecutions of the Calvinists, and made, in 1569, their first establishment at Liege. The prelate died December 28, 1580. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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