Neuville (De Plessis-bardoul), Roland De

Neuville (De Plessis-Bardoul), Roland de a noted French prelate, was born in 1530. He was abbd of St. James of Montfort when, in 1562, he was nominated bishop of St. Pol-de-Leon by the protection of the duke d'Etampes, in the place of Roland de Chauvignd. Though he may have assisted at the Council of Tours (1583), and may have subscribed to the edicts of toleration published in 1588, Neuville showed himself none the less a violent persecutor of the Protestants; he himself boasted of not having left a single heretic in his diocese. He died in Rennes, February 5, 1613, after fifty years' episcopate. The library of Lyons possesses, No. 441, a very beautiful Missale ecclesiae Gallicob , folio, written in magnificent Gothic characters and illuminated with excellent vignettes, which appears to have been the property of Roland de Neuville.

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