Roquette, Gabriel De

Roquette, Gabriel De, a French prelate, was born at Toulouse in 1632. After finishing his studies he went to Paris, where he soon obtained ecclesiastical preferment, became abbe of Grandselve, prior of Charlieu and of St. Denis de Vaux, vicar- general of Armand, and abbe of Cluny. In 1666 he was made bishop of Autun, and in 1669 founded the Hospital of St. Gabriel in that place. He resigned his see in 1702 in favor of his nephew, Bertrand de Senaux. He died at Autun, Feb. 23, 1707. Roquette was an ambitious man, a slave of the Jesuits, and devoted to the interests of cardinal Mazarin. He left a work entitled Ordonnances pour le Retablissement de la Discipline Ecclesiastique (Autun, 1669-74), and an Oraison Funebre d'Anne-Marie Martinozzi, Princesse de Conti (Paris, 1674).

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