Jean-Olivier Briand

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Jean-Olivier Briand
Quebec
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Archdiocese Quebec
Installed January 21, 1766
Term ended November 29, 1784
Predecessor Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand
Successor Louis-Philippe Mariauchau d'Esgly
Orders
Ordination March 16, 1739
Personal details
Born (1715-01-23)January 23, 1715
Plérin, France
Died June 25, 1794(1794-06-25) (aged 79)
Quebec City

Jean-Olivier Briand (January 23, 1715 – June 25, 1794) was the Bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Quebec from 1766 to 1784.

He was ordained as a priest in 1739 and left for Canada in 1741 with another priest, Abbé René-Jean Allenou de Lavillangevin and the newly appointed bishop of Quebec, Henri-Marie Dubreil de Pontbriand, in whose service Briand would remain during Pontbriand's nineteen years as bishop.

He was consecrated as bishop of Quebec on March 16, 1766 in Paris, France and resigned in 1784 to make room for a younger bishop. He retained episcopal powers but seldom exercised them during his last years.

Briand was a notable opponent of the American revolution and served as a useful ally to the British administration under Guy Carleton. He notably excommunicated Baltimore priest John Carroll when the former tried to encourage Canadians to join the revolution.

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  • Laurent, Laval. Québec et l'église aux États-Unis sous mgr Briand et mgr Plessis / Laval Laurent ; Préf. de S. E. le card. Jean-M.-Rodrigue Villeneuve. Montréal : Librairie St-François, 1945. 258 p. : maps ; 24 cm
  • Oury, Guy-Marie. Mgr Briand, évêque de Québec, et les problèmes de son époque / Guy Marie Oury ; préface de Louis-Albert Vachon. Sablé-sur-Sarthes, France : Éditions de Solesmes ; [Sainte-Foy, Québec] : Éditions La Liberté, 1985. 245 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN 2-89084-032-8
  • Plessis, Joseph Octave. Oraison funèbre de Mgr Jean-Olivier Briand, ancien évêque de Québec [microform] : prononcée dans la cathédrale de Québec le 27 juin 1794 / par Joseph-Octave Plessis. Lévis [Québec] : Bulletin des recherches historiques, 1906. 1 microfiche (19 images)
  • Têtu, Henri, 1849-1915. Les évêques de Quebec [microform] / par Henri Tetu. Nouv. ed. a l'usage de la jeunesse. Tours France : A. Mame ; Montréal : Granger, 1983, c1899. 2 microfiches (80 images) : portr. ISBN 0-665-34202-0
  • Vachon, André. Mgr Jean-Olivier Briand, 1715-1794 Québec : Éditions des Dix, 1979. 31 p. ; 22 cm.

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