Joseph-Alfred Foulon

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Joseph-Alfred Cardinal Foulon †
Archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal priest of Sant'Eusebio
See Archdiocese of Lyon
Installed May 26, 1887 — January 23, 1893
Predecessor Louis-Marie-Joseph-Eusèbe Caverot
Successor Pierre-Hector Coullie
Other posts Previously Archbishop of Besançon
Created Cardinal May 24, 1889
Personal details
Born (1823-04-29)April 29, 1823
Paris, France
Died January 23, 1893(1893-01-23) (aged 69)
Lyon, France

Joseph-Alfred Foulon (April 29, 1823 – January 23, 1893) was a French Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Lyon.

He was born in Paris and studied in the Saint-Sulpice Seminary. He was ordained priest on December 18, 1847, in Paris, where he taught for twelve years in the minor seminary.

He was elected bishop of Nancy on March 27, 1867. He took part in the First Vatican Council. He was promoted to the Metropolitan See of Besançon on March 30, 1882, and transferred to the Metropolitan See of Lyon on May 26, 1887.
Pope Leo XIII created him cardinal priest in the consistory of May 24, 1889 with the title of Sant'Eusebio.

Cardinal Foulon died on January 23, 1893, in Lyon, and was buried in Lyon Cathedral.


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Preceded by
Charles-Martial Allemand-Lavigerie
Bishop of Nancy
March 27, 1867–March 30, 1882
Succeeded by
Charles-François Turinaz
Preceded by
Pierre-Antoine-Justin Paulinier
Archbishop of Besançon
March 30, 1882–May 26, 1887
Succeeded by
Arthur-Xavier Ducellier
Preceded by
Louis-Marie-Joseph-Eusèbe Caverot
Archbishop of Lyon
May 26, 1887–January 23, 1893
Succeeded by
Pierre-Hector Coullie