Sunday, May 25, 2008

Armand Gaston Maximilien Cardinal Prince de Rohan

Born in 1674 in Paris
Consecrated Bishop of Strasbourg in 1704
Created Cardinal in 1712
Made Grand Aumônier de France in 1713
Died in 1749 in Paris

He was the first of four men from the famous Rohan-family who successively became bishops of Strasbourg and ruled the diocese from the beginning of the 18th century until the French Revolution. Most norotious is of course the "Cardinal Collier", Louis René Édouard Cardinal Prince de Rohan-Guéméné.

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