Ragueneau, Frederic De
Ragueneau, Frederic De a French prelate who flourished in the second half of the 16th century. Ho was of noble birth, and after taking holy orders, his uncle vacated the bishopric of Marseilles in order to make room for him. He became a zealous and devoted ecclesiastic, and in many instances displayed more than ordinary manliness. As he was suspected of a strong leaning towards Protestantism, the leaguists greatly annoyed him, and he finally quitted the country, as his life was threatened. He took refuge with Christina of Lorraine in Italy, until after the abjuration of Henry IV, when Ragueneau returned to France; but he paid for his trust in the change of the times by his life's blood. He was assassinated Sept. 26, 1603, in his castle. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, xli,473,474; Arret do Parlenent de Province contre le utes uteus e l'Assassinat commis sur la Personne de F. de Ragueneau (new ed. Marseilles, 1854, 8vo).