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Cortois (de Pressigny), Gabriel

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a French prelate, was born at Dijon, December 11, 1745. After having charge of the abbey of St. Jacques, in 1780, in the diocese of Boziers, he was appointed, in 1785, to the bishopric of St. Malo, and consecrated January 15, 1786. During the Revolution he spent most of his time in Switzerland. On the return of the Bourbons he was appointed member of a commission of bishops and ecclesiastics to examine the wants of the Church, and was sent to Rome as ambassador. In 1816, he was made peer of France, and the following year archbishop of Besancon, but did not take possession until October 31, 1819. He died May 2, 1822. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Cortois (de Pressigny), Gabriel'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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