Hautefage, Jean

Hautefage, Jean a French Roman Catholic theologian, was born at Puy Morin, near Toulouse, in 1735. He was educated by the Jesuits, but left them, and became a Jansenist. Having been ordained priest, he became vicar in a country church of the diocese of Toulouse, but his opinions being suspected, he was suspended. In 1766 he became subrector of the college of Auxerre, and canon of that city, but his Jansenistic views caused him to be again persecuted, and in 1773 he was condemned to be whipped, branded, and sent to hard labor for life. He fled, and was declared innocent by Parliament Jan. 25, 1776. During his exile Hautefage had traveled through Southern Europe in company with another abbot, Duparc de Bellegarde, preaching his doctrines everywhere. While at Lausanne in 1775 and the following years, they published (Euv-es d'Anmtotnne Arnauld (42 vols. 4to). After his return to Paris, Hautefage published an abridgment of the Institution et Instruction Chretiennes (1785, 12mo), and the 3rd part of the Nouvelles ecclesiastiques. 1761 — 1790 (1791, 4to). During the Revolution, and until his death, Feb. 18, 1816, he devoted himself to teaching. See Silvy, Eloge de M. l'abbé Hautefage (Paris, 1816, 8vo); Barbier, Dict. des Anonymes; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 23, 574.

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