Retz, Henri De Gondi De

Retz, Henri de Gondi de a French prelate, was born at Paris in 1572. He was canon of Notre Dame, and held many rich abbeys. In 1596 he became coadjutor of his uncle, cardinal Pierre de Gondi, bishop of Paris, with the promise of succeeding to his title. He received the cardinal's hat in 1618, and, as cardinal de Retz, took part in the affairs of State. He published one work, Ordonnances Synodales. He was the last bishop of Paris. His death occurred at Beziers, Aug. 2, 1622. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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