Voisenon, Claude Henri Fusée dE

Voisenon, Claude Henri Fusée de a French abbé, was born at the Castle of Voisenon, near Melun, July 8, 1708. He was early destined for the Church and, although of a worldly temperament, he received orders in consequence of feeble health and some private misfortunes. In 1740 he became grand vicar of Boulogne, and on the death of his relative the bishop he declined the offer of the see, but accepted the abbacy of Jard. He gave himself to secular literature, especially the drama, and, died at his native place, Nov. 22, 1755, leaving nothing of religious importance. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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