Maupas Du Tour, Henri Caughon De

Maupas Du Tour, Henri Caughon De, a French prelate, was born in 1600 at the chateau of Cosson, near Rheims. Descended from an ancient family of Champagne, he had for his godfather king Henry IV, and was scarcely sixteen years of age when he was elected abbot of Saint-Denis of Rheims, with a regular benefice. In 1636 he founded there the society of Saint Genevieve. He next became chief vicar of the diocese of Rheims, then first chaplain to the queen, Anne of Austria, and in 1641 was finally elected bishop of Puy, whence he was transferred in 1661 to the see of Evreux. In the following year, being called to Rome to solicit the beatification of Francois de Sales, he was chosen assistant prelate to the pontifical throne. January 14,1667, he founded a seminary at Evreux, resigned his bishopric in 1680, and died at Evreux August 12 of the same year. Of his works we have Vie de Mme. de Chantal (Paris, 1644, 4to): — Vie de saint Francois de Sales (Paris, 1657, 4to): — Oraison funebre de saint Vincent de Paul (Paris, 1661, 4to): — Statuts synodaux (Evreux. 1664,1665, 8vo). See Gallia Christiana, vols. 2 and 11; Le Brasseur, Hist. du Diocese d'Evreux. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, vol. 34, s.v.

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