Vintimille, Charles Gaspard Guillaume De

Vintimille, Charles Gaspard Guillaume de a French prelate, was born in the diocese of Frejus, Nov. 15, 1655, of the distinguished family of De Luc. As soon as he had obtained licensure from the Sorbonne, he received from his uncle, Jean de Vintimille, bishop of "Toulon, a canonship in his cathedral, and he was likewise prior of three abbeys in Provence until nominated (June 27, 1684) to the see of Marseilles; but the political disturbances of the time prevented his consecration till Jan. 9, 1692. He was thence transferred (Feb. 1, 1708) to the archbishopric of Aix, and finally (May 12, 1729) to that of Paris. In all his offices he displayed great fidelity and public generosity, but often fell under royal and even papal displeasure for his defense of national and popular rights. He died at Paris, March 13, 1746. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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