Lavalette, Louis De Nogaret Depernon

Lavalette, Louis De Nogaret D'epernon a French prelate, was born at Angouleme in 1593, and was the third and last son of the duke of Epernon. Being destined by his parents for the ecclesiastical calling, he was sent while very young to the abbeys of St.

Mesmin of Gard, Bardona, in 1611; of Gimont, St. Victor de Marseille, the Grasse, etc., in 1621. As archbishop of Toulouse he assisted at the States- General held at Paris. Promoted to the Roman purple, January 11, 1621, he took part in the assembly of the clergy the same year, and of that held at Paris in 1625. In 1628 he resigned the archbishopric of Toulouse in favor of Charles de Montchol, his former preceptor, and devoted himself to military service. At his death, which occurred September 28, 1639, the pope refused him the honors customarily rendered to a cardinal, under the pretext that he had commanded the armies of the heretics against the Catholics. See Hoefer. Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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