Montbas, Jean Barton De

Montbas, Jean Barton De a French prelate, a native of Gueret, flourished in the 15th century. He was abbot of the Dorat in 1446, and on April 1,1457, was made bishop of Limoges, and counsellor to the Parliament. In 1465 he resigned his functions in favor of his nephew, Jean Barton de Montbas II, who put into print the Breviariumo Lemovicense (Paris, 1500, 8vo) and the Breviarium dioecesis Lemovicensis (1504), manuscrit de 1638, in the library of Limoges. He died in the castle of Isle, March 4, 1497, with the honorable title of archbishop of Nazareth. We owe to him the construction of the magnificent nave in the cathedral of Limloges, and the impression of the Missale ad usum Lemovicensis Ecclesiae: Parisiis, per Joannem de Prato (1483, 4to). See Gallia Christiana nova, volume 2, col. 536, 551; Bonaventura, 3:166, 713, 729, 731.

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