(17541838). Statesman; b. Paris, Fr.; priest 1779; bp. Autun 1788; mem. States-Gen. 1789; proposed secularization of ch. property and termination of clergy privileges; excommunicated by pope 1791; minister of for. affairs 1797; helped frame 1801 Concordat (see Concordat, 5) and restore Bourbons at fall of Napoleon* I.
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