Phelypeaux, Georges-louis

Phelypeaux, Georges-Louis a French prelate, was born in 1729 in the chateau d'Herbaut, diocese of Orleans. He entered holy orders, became commendatory abbe of the royal abbey of Thouronel, and was appointed in 1757 archbishop of Bourges, and in 1770 chancellor of the Order of the Holy Ghost. He distinguished himself as much by the activity of his pastoral zeal as by his inexhaustible beneficence. He founded several colleges in the principal cities of his diocese, instituted bureaus of charity, and succeeded in considerably diminishing mendicity. See Blin de Sainmore, Eloge Hist. de G.-L.

Phelypeaux (1778, 8vo); Fauchet, Oraison Punebre de G.-L. Phelypeaux. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 39:824.

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