Alphonse de Berghes

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Alphonse or Alfons, Count de Berghes - Glymes (1924 – 7 June 1689) was Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium. He was appointed 7th Archbishop in 1670.

Family[edit]

Alphonse was born in Brussels, member of the important house of Glymes, he descents of the Brach of Grimberghen. He was the son of Godefroi de Glymes,1st Count of Grimberghen, named de Berghes, died 1635. His nephew was Philippe François de Berghes, 1st Prince of Grimberghen.

career[edit]

He was provot in Nivelles and Canon of Tournai. in 1646 he received the tonsure of Jacobus Boonen, and was ordained priest by Mgr Villain of Tournay in 1650.[1] In 1656 he was alomner of the Royal governor and became in 1663 grand almoner and chaplain of King Felip IV of Spain.[2] He was ordained in 1671 as 7th Archbishop of Mechelen. In 1683 he ordained Humbertus Guilielmus de Precipiano as bishop. He was buried in the St. Rumbold's Cathedral, his grave sculpted by Jacob de Maeyer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek
  2. ^ Crown, Church, and Episcopate Under Louis XIV Door Joseph Bergin

Sources[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Joannes Wachtendonck
7th Archbishop of Mechelen
1670–1689
Succeeded by
Humbertus Guilielmus de Precipiano