Miron, Charles

Miron, Charles a French prelate, was born in 1569. At eighteen, holding already the abbotship of Cormeri and Airvaux, he was appointed by the king bishop of Angers. Of the different parties: which then divided France, Miron espoused the cause of Henry IV. He was also one of the preachers who pronounced a funeral eulogy upon the king when assassinated by the hand of Ravaillac. Miron, upon removing from Angers to Paris, continued to hold his relation to the Church at Angers, and thereby provoked a grave dispute between the bishop and his chapter. The chapter, insisting upon the pope's appointment, declared themselves free from Miron's episcopal jurisdiction, to which the bishop took decided exception, and the disputes called forth by this affair finally led Miron to vacate his bishopric. He transmitted his insignia to Guillaume Fouquet de la Varenne, and became, by exchange, abbot of Saint-Lomer de Blois. This transaction took place in 1615. But in 1621, Guillaume Fouquet having died, Miron reclaimed his bishopric, obtained it a second time, and entered Angers April 23, 1622. Very soon the discussions between the bishop and the chapter were resumed, and only terminated by the papal appointment of Miron to the archbishopric of Lyons, December 2,1626. This nomination was denounced by Salon as detrimental to the liberties of the Galliean Church. He died, however, before much could come of the opposition, Aug. 6, 1628. See Gallia Christiana, 4, col. 192; 14, col. 584, 585; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 35:668.

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