Luxembourg, Louis De

Luxembourg, Louis de a French prelate, was proposed in 1414 for the bishopric of Therouanne. He declared himself for the English party, was made chancellor by Henry VI, in 1425, and attended in 1431 at the crowning of that prince as the king of France, at St. Denis. During several political excitements, and particularly during the time of an insurrection against the English, in April, 1436, this prelate took great interest in the cause of the English in France, thus gathering upon himself the hatred and displeasure of the French. He finally had to take refuge in the Bastile, and on its surrender retreated to Rouen, where he was made archbishop, and would have received the cardinal's hat, but would only accept it on condition of beins nominated by the king of England. This prince gave him, some time afterwards, the bishopric of Ely, when he was obliged to take refuge in England. He died at Hartford, England, September 18, 1443. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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