Hugociano, FrançoIs

Hugociano, François a distinguished Roman Catholic prelate, according to some was an Englishman by birth, but according to others was born at Pisa in the first half of the 14th century. By an acquaintance which he formed with pope Boniface IX he was able to procure the archbishopric of Bordeaux in 1389, and some time after he was also made Boniface's legate to Gascogne, the kingdoms of Navarre, Castile, Leon, and Aragon.. In 1405 he was made cardinal by pope Innocent VII, and was employed by the papal chair in several theological controversies. He was especially prominent at the Council of Pisa in 1409. He died at Florence Aug. 14,1412. See Encyclop. Theol. 31, 1082 sq. (J. H. W.)

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