Gaspard Nemius

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Illustrious and Most Reverend Doctor

Gaspard Nemius
Archbishop of Cambrai
Gaspard Nemius, engraved by Jacob Neefs after Gerard Seghers.jpg
Portrait of Gaspard Nemius, engraved by Jacob Neefs after Gerard Seghers
ChurchRoman Catholic
SeeOld Cambrai Cathedral
Appointed24 August 1649
Installed19 March 1652
Other postsBishop of Antwerp (1635–1651)
Consecration22 July 1635
Personal details
Born(1587-04-23)23 April 1587
's-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, Spanish Netherlands
Died22 November 1667(1667-11-22) (aged 80)
Cambrai, Spanish Netherlands
Alma materUniversity of Douai

Gaspard du Bois, Latinized Nemius (1587–1667) was the sixth bishop of Antwerp and the ninth archbishop of Cambrai.[1]


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,[2] to support the work of the Trinitarian Order in redeeming Christian captives.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ Léopold Devillers, "Nemius (Gaspard)", Biographie Nationale de Belgique, vol. 15, (Brussels, 1899), 583-584.
  2. ^ 't Broederschap vande H. Dryvuldigheyt (Antwerp, 1682). Available on Google Books.
  3. ^ La confrairie de la tres-saincte trinité (Antwerp, 1646), pp. 9-10. Available on Google Books.
  4. ^ A. Le Glay, Recherches sur l'église métropolitaine de Cambrai (Paris, 1825), p. 73.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Johannes Malderus
Bishop of Antwerp
Succeeded by
Ambrosius Capello
Preceded by
François van der Burch
Archbishop of Cambrai
Succeeded by
François Fénelon