Nervet, Jean

Nervet, Jean a French prelate, was born in 1442 at Evreux. He early joined the Order of St. Augustine. Louis XI, having found talent in Nervet, attached him to his person in the capacity of almoner (1474), and selected him afterwards for confessor. His virtues and his rare prudence attracted towards him many people of consideration at the court, where he remained until the accession of Charles VIII. Nervet became successively prior of Sainte-Catherine-la-

Couture of Paris, counsellor of state, abbe of Juilly, and bishop of Megara in partibus. He was educated at the University of Paris, and cultivated letters; he was one of the protectors of the Hellenist Cheradame. Nervet died November 2, 1525, and was buried in the cloister of Juilly. See Des- fontaines, Jugement sur les ecrits nouveaux, 8:168; Archon, Hist. eccles. de la chapelle des Rois de France 2:416; Dom Tolssaint du Plessis, Catalogue des abbes de Juilly; Gallia Christiana, 4:787, and 8:1677.

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