Roman Catholic Diocese of Grasse

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The former French Catholic diocese of Grasse was founded in the 4th or 5th century as the diocese of Antibes.[1] The bishopric moved from Antibes to Grasse in 1244. It remained at Grasse Cathedral until the French Revolution. It was suppressed by the Concordat of 1801, its territory passing to the diocese of Nice.


The first known Bishop of Antibes is Armentarius who attended the Council of Vaison in 442; Louis Duchesne considered it possible that the Remigius, 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.

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]

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

Bishops of Grasse[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Grasse (Diocese)", Catholic Hierarchy [self-published source]
  2. ^ Godeau was one of the most celebrated habitués of the Hôtel de Rambouillet, where he was nicknamed "Julia's dwarf" on account of his small stature.[citation needed]


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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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