Saussay, Andre De

Saussay, Andre De a French prelate, was born at Paris in 1589, and died Sept. 9, 1675, at Toul. His parents being poor, he was educated at the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, and on completing his studies took orders. He employed himself in preaching and controversy; was in favor at the court; and became cure of Saint-Leu, apostolic prothonotary, almoner of the king, and grand vicar of the Church of Paris. Elected bishop of Toul in 1649, he did not take possession of his see until 1657, on account of ecclesiastical troubles with its chapter. He held this office till his death. Saussay was the author of several religious works in Latin, which show great learning, but little judgment or critical acumen — as Genealogie des Heretiques Sacrementaires, etc.: De Sacro Ritu Proeferendi Crucem, etc.

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