Illustrious and Most Reverend Doctor
|Archbishop of Cambrai|
|See||Old Cambrai Cathedral|
|Appointed||24 August 1649|
|Installed||19 March 1652|
|Other posts||Bishop of Antwerp (1635–1651)|
|Consecration||22 July 1635|
|Born||23 April 1587|
's-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, Spanish Netherlands
|Died||22 November 1667 (aged 80)|
Cambrai, Spanish Netherlands
|Alma mater||University of Douai|
Nemius was born in 's-Hertogenbosch on 23 April 1587. He studied at the University of Douai, graduating Doctor of Sacred Theology, and went on to lecture in Theology there. On 23 May 1634 he was appointed bishop of Antwerp, and he was consecrated in Antwerp Cathedral on 22 July 1635. On 10 October 1642 he founded a confraternity of the Blessed Trinity in St. James' Church, Antwerp, to support the work of the Trinitarian Order in redeeming Christian captives.
On 24 August 1649 he was elected archbishop of Cambrai. The election received papal confirmation in 1651, and he was installed 19 March 1652. He died in Cambrai on 22 November 1667 and was buried in the choir of the cathedral.
- Léopold Devillers, "Nemius (Gaspard)", Biographie Nationale de Belgique, vol. 15, (Brussels, 1899), 583-584.
- 't Broederschap vande H. Dryvuldigheyt (Antwerp, 1682). Available on Google Books.
- La confrairie de la tres-saincte trinité (Antwerp, 1646), pp. 9-10. Available on Google Books.
- A. Le Glay, Recherches sur l'église métropolitaine de Cambrai (Paris, 1825), p. 73.
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Antwerp
François van der Burch
| Archbishop of Cambrai