Le Hennuyer, Jean

Le Hennuyer, Jean a French prelate, was born in 1497 at St. Quentin. He was successively chief almoner of Henry I, Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III. Appointed bishop of Lodeve in 1557, and afterwards of Lisieux, he was spiritual director of Catherine de Medicis and of Diane de Poictiers. In this position he always showed a disposition to persecute the Protestants, although some acts to the contrary have been falsely attributed to him. He died in 1578. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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