Ancient Diocese of Grasse

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The former French Catholic diocese of Grasse was, from the fourth century until 1244, the diocese of Antibes.[1] With its see at Grasse Cathedral, it then existed until the French Revolution. It was suppressed by the Concordat of 1801, its territory passing to the diocese of Nice.

History[edit]

The first known Bishop of Antibes is Armentarius who attended the Council of Vaison in 442; Louis Duchesne considered it possible that the Remigius[disambiguation needed], who signed at the Council of Nîmes in 396 and in 417 received a letter from Pope Zosimus, may have been Bishop of Antibes before Armentarius.

Bishops of Grasse worthy of mention are: Cardinal Agostino Trivulzio (1537-1648); the poet Antoine Godeau (1636–53), one of the most celebrated habitués of the Hôtel de Rambouillet, where he was nicknamed "Julia's dwarf" on account of his small stature.

The arrondissement of Grasse was separated from the diocese of Fréjus in 1886, and given to the bishopric of Nice which since unites the three former Dioceses of Nice, Grasse and Vence.

Bishops of Antibes[edit]

  • ca. 400: Saint Armantaire
  • ca. 473: Valére
  • ca. 506–ca. 530: Agrécius
  • ca. 540: Eucher
  • 549–ca. 570 or 573: Eusebius
  • 573–585: Optat
  • 650: Deocarus
  • 791: Aribert
  • 828: Hildebon
  • 930: Aimar
  • 987–1022: Bernhard I.
  • 1026–ca. 1050: Aldebert I.
  • 1056–ca. 1088: Gottfried I.
  • 1089–1093: Aldebert II.
  • ca. 1100–ca. 1135: Manfroi Grimaldi
  • 1140–ca. 1145: Gottfried II.
  • 1146–1156: Peter
  • 1158–ca. 1165: Raimond I.
  • 1166–1177: Bertrand I.
  • 1178–1185: Fulko
  • 1186–1187: Wilhelm I.
  • 1188–ca. 1195: Raimond II. Grimaldi
  • 1199: Olivier
  • ca. 1208–ca. 1211: Bertrand II.
  • 1212–ca. 1215: Guillaume Gausselin de Saint-Marcel
  • 1218–1244: Bertrand d'Aix

Bishops of Grasse[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grasse (Diocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.