Talleyrand (De Perigord), Elie

Talleyrand (De Perigord), Elie a French prelate, was born at Perigueux in 1301, and was educated for the priesthood at the school of St. Front in that town. He became successively archdeacon of Perigueux, dean of Richmond (diocese of York), abbot of Chancelas, and (Oct. 10, 1324) bishop of Limoges, although he' was not consecrated because of his youth; and in 1328 he was translated to the see of Auxerre, though he continued to reside at Oudan, engaged in literary studies. He was created cardinal May 22, 1331, and thenceforth became active in public affairs, in which he experienced many remarkable adventures. He died at Avignon, Jan. 17, 1364, leaving a vast fortune. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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