Lindet, Robert Thomas

Lindet, Robert Thomas a French prelate and politician, was born at Bernay (Eure) in 1743. He was pastor of the parish of St. Croix in that town, when he was elected deputy of the clergy of the bailiwick of Evreux to the States-General of 1789. In 1791 he was elected constitutional bishop of Eure. In November 1792, he married publicly. In 1793 he resigned his episcopate, and all his offices in 1798, and lived thereafter in obscurity until finally, by the law of amnesty of 1816, he was obliged to leave France. After staying some time in Switzerland and Italy, he was permitted to come home to his native country, where he died in August 1823. He wrote, Lettre Circulaire au Clerge de son Diocese: Lettres aux Religieuses des Monasteres de son Diocese. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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