Reymond, Henri

Reymond, Henri a French prelate, was born at Vienne, Dauphine, Nov. 21, 1737. He studied in the Jesuit college of his native village, was ordained priest, and became vicar of St. George's at Vienne. At the time of the Revolution he embraced the popular ideas, and in 1792 was elected bishop of Isere. During the Reign of Terror he was arrested and kept in close confinement for nearly a year. He took part in the council of 1797, and was charged with publishing its acts. In 1802 he signed the formula of retraction required by the pope, and was consecrated bishop of Dijon. During the empire he advocated the cause of Napoleon, which caused his removal by Louis-XVIII, but he afterwards returned to his diocese. He died at Dijon, Feb. 20, 1820. His principal writings are. Droits des Cures et des Paroisses, etc. (Paris, 1776): — Droits des Pauvres (ibid. 1781): — Observations sur l'Enseignement Elementaire de la Religion (1804): — a Memoire Justificatio of his own life, printed in the Chronique Religieuse. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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