Rolin, Jean

Rolin, Jean,

Cardinal, was born in 1408. At twenty-two he was canon and archdeacon. In 1431 he became bishop of Chalons, which see he exchanged in 1436 for that of Autun. He obtained the purple in 1449, and continued to add to the number of his benefices and lived in luxury. He gained possession by fraudulent means of the abbey of St. Martin at Autun in 1451, built the cathedral in that place and also the one at Chalons, both of which he enriched with works of art. He was confessor to the dauphin, afterwards Louis XI. He died at Auxerre July 1, 1483. See Perry, Hist. de Chalons.

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