Luynes, Paul Dalbert De

Luynes, Paul D'albert De a French prelate, was born at Versailles, January 5, 1703. He had at first the name of count of Montfort, and was intended for the military career, but, renouncing it, entered a seminary, was received into orders, appointed abbot of Cerisy in 1727, and bishop of Bayeux in 1729. He held several synods, and organized missions, preaching himself. He became archbishop of Sens, August 18, 1753. De Luynes assisted at the conclaves of 1758, 1769, and 1774. As an abbot of Corbie, he was appointed commander of the order of St. Esprit in 1759. He adhered to the acts of the assembly of the clergy of 1765. He died at Paris, January 21, 1788, leaving several episcopal letters. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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