Rastignac, Aymeric, De Chapt De

Rastignac, Aymeric, De Chapt De, a French prelate, was born about 1315. He was a descendant of an ancient family, originally from Limousin. After filling various ecclesiastical preferments, he became, in 1359, bishop of Volterra, Tuscany. In 1361 he was transferred by Innocent VI to the bishopric of Boulogne, and at the same time was made governor of that city. In 1364 the emperor Charles IV conferred on him a diploma which gave him the title "prince of the empire." While chancellor of the University at Boulogne, he made for it a name which it preserved for a long time. In 1371 George XI transferred him to the bishopric of Limoges, and in 1372 the duke of Anjou made him governor-general of Limousin. He died at Limoges, Nov. 10, 1390. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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