Léon-Adolphe Amette

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His Eminence
Léon-Adolphe Amette
Cardinal, Archbishop of Paris
Léon-Adolphe Amette 1913.jpg
Cardinal Amette in 1913
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Paris
Installed 28 January 1908
Term ended 29 August 1920
Predecessor François-Marie-Benjamin Richard
Successor Louis-Ernest Dubois
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Sabina
Ordination 20 December 1873
Consecration 25 January 1899
Created Cardinal 27 November 1911
by Pius X
Rank Cardinal
Personal details
Born (1850-09-06)6 September 1850
Douville France
Died 29 August 1920(1920-08-29) (aged 69)
Paris France
Buried Notre Dame de Paris
Nationality French
Previous post Bishop of Bayeux (1898-1906)
Coadjutor Archbishop of Paris (1906-1908)
Coat of arms
Cardinal Amette
Styles of
Léon-Adolphe Amette
External Ornaments of a Cardinal Bishop.svg
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Paris

Leon Adolphe Amette (6 September 1850 Douville-sur-Andelle, Eure – 29 August 1920 Antony, Hauts-de-Seine) was a French Catholic cardinal, and was archbishop of Paris 1908–1920.

He was created cardinal in 1911 (cardinal priest, title of S. Sabina), and participated in the 1914 conclave, which elected Pope Benedict XV. He consecrated the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in 1919.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
François-Marie-Benjamin Richard de la Vergne
Archbishop of Paris
Succeeded by
Louis-Ernest Dubois