Luxembourg, Philippe De

Luxembourg, Philippe de a French cardinal, was born in 1445. He was the son of Thibauld de Luxembourg, who, after having lost his wife, was received into orders, and became bishop of Mans. The first church which Philippe held in charge was that of Le Mans, which he obtained in 1477, after the death of his father. In 1483 he presided over Tours, and February 3, 1496, was nominated as bishop of Therouanne, but was not appointed till November 12, 1498. In 1516, after Philippe had occupied several more or less important positions in France, he became legate of the pope in that country. He was one of the richest prelates of the kingdom. He founded the College of Mans at Paris and accomplished also several very extensive missions by order of the king, for which he had no regular allocations. He died at Le Mans, June 2, 1519. See Hoefer, Nouv Biog. Genirale, s.v.

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