Dominique de La Rochefoucauld
Before the French Revolution
Under the Revolution
The clergy of Rouen sent him as their deputy to the États généraux of 1789. As President of the chamber of clergy, he refused its union with the Third Estate. He had to submit, given a direct order from Louis XVI. In protest he submitted a list of clerical rights.
He led a fierce opposition to the Constitution, and signed the protest of 12 September 1791. After 10 August 1792 he went into exile, in Germany from 1794.
He joined the Société des amis des noirs.
- From 1778.
- "(20) 2. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Dominique de (1712-1800)", The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
- (French) "Monseigneur de la Rochefoucault – Thérèse Eude (séance du 21 octobre 1992)", Groupe Histoire des Hôpitaux de Rouen
|Catholic Church titles|
Frédéric Jérôme de La Rochefoucauld
|Abbot of Cluny