Pierre du Cambout de Coislin

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Pierre du Cambout de Coislin

Pierre du Cambout de Coislin (14 November 1636 – 5 February 1706) was a French prelate. He was a grandson of Pierre Séguier and held many important benefices - abbot of Jumièges, in 1641, of Saint-Victor, in 1643, canon of Paris, and first king's almoner in 1663. He was finally Grand Almoner of France and bishop of Orléans from 1665 to 1706, as well as (in a surprise appointment) being made cardinal priest of Trinità dei Monti.

Dangeau reported:

Saint-Simon[1] wrote of him:

One of his successors removed the epitaph from the cardinal's tomb "since people were going there to pray to God, as at a saint's tomb".[2] His nephew Henri Charles du Cambout de Coislin was also a bishop.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Saint-Simon, Mémoires (1701-1702), Tome II, Éditions de la Pléiade-Gallimard, 1983, p 679
  2. ^ Saint-Simon, Mémoires (1701-1702), Tome II, Éditions de la Pléiade-Gallimard, 1983, p 1503

Sources[edit]

  • Micheline Cuénin, Un familier de Louis XIV. Le cardinal de Coislin, Grand aumônier de France, évêque d'Orléans, Orléans, 2007 (283 pages).