Guise, Louis (2), of Lorraine

Guise, Louis (2), Of Lorraine a French prelate and peer, was born at Dampierre, July 6, 1555. The cardinal of Lorraine, his uncle, appointed him, in 1572, his coadjutor at the abbey of St. Denis, and made over to him at his death the archbishopric of Rheims, the abbeys of Fecamp and Montier-en-Der (1574). In 1578 he was made cardinal, and in the following year Henry III appointed him commander of the order of the Holy Spirit. A few days after he had been consecrated archbishop of St. Denis, February 17, 1583, he went to Rheims to hold a provincial council, and then came back to Paris to mingle in the intrigues of the League. In 1585 he assisted at the ecclesiastical reunion of St. Germain-en-Laye. The Germans and Swiss had burned down (1587) his abbey of St. Urbin, in Champagne, in revenge for which the cardinal burned the castle of Brome, near chateau Thierry, belonging to the duke of Bouillon. Cardinal Guise was assassinated, December 24, 1588. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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