Rohan, Armand De

Rohan, Armand de, called the Cardinal de Soubise, grand-nephew of Gastonl, was born at Paris, Dec. 1, 1717. In 1736 he became abbe of St. Epore, and in 1737 abbe of Lure and Murback. March 21, 1739, he was elected rector of the faculty of arts at Paris, and in 1741 he was made doctor of the Sorbonne and member of the French Academy. Cardinal Rohan procured his appointment as his own coadjutor, with the title of bishop of Ptolemais. Benedict XIV created him cardinal April 10, 1747, when he took the title of Cardinal de Soubise, to distinguish himself from his grand-uncle; but he never went to Rome to receive the cardinal's hat. At the death of cardinal Rohan, he succeeded him in the see of Strasburg and in the office of grand almoner. He died at Saverne June 28, 1756. This prelate was distinguished for his charity zeal, and sweet and simple maller.

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