La Rochefoucauld, Frederic Jerome De Roye De
La Rochefoucauld, Frederic Jerome de Roye de a French prelate, was born July 16, 1701. He was son of Fransois de la Rochefoucauld, of Rove, count of Rouncy. He embraced the ecclesiastical calling, and in 1729 was called to the archbishopric of Boutges. Elected coadjutor of the abbey of Cluny in 1738, he became titular abbot in 1747, by the death of the cardinal of Auvergne. The same year he was made cardinal, and the following year was sent to Rome as ambassador. In 1755 the king appointed him to the abbey of St. Vandrille, and charged him at the same time with the schedule of benefices. He presided over the assemblies of the clergy in 1750 and 1755. In 1756 Louis XV made him grand almoner. He died April 29, 1757. He was a prelate of mild and conciliatory character. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.