Étienne André François de Paule Fallot de Beaumont de Beaupré

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Étienne André François de Paule Fallot de Beaumont de Beaupré as Bishop of Ghent with the insignia "Officer of the Legion of Honor"

Étienne André François de Paule Fallot de Beaumont de Beaupré (born April 1, 1750 in Avignon , France, † October 27, 1835 in Paris ) was a French bishop .


Fallot de Beaumont he was ordained a priest on September 18, 1773 . Soon afterwards he became a canon in the Cathedral of St. Etienne of Agde , followed by the appointment of vicar general in the diocese of Blois .

On December 16, 1782 he was appointed coadjutor bishop of Vaison and titular bishop of Sebastopolis in Armenia . He was ordained bishop on December 21 of the same year by Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart ; Co-consecrators were Archbishop Orazio Mattei and Bishop Pier Luigi Galletti OSB . In 1786 Fallot de Beaumont took over the office of bishop of Vaison. As a result of the French Revolution and the civil constitution of the clergy (June 12, 1790), the diocese of Vaison was dissolved in 1790 and Bishop de Beaumont had to flee to Italy.

When Napoleon I came to power in 1802, the relationship between church and state changed again in France . Bishop de Beaumont was appointed Bishop of Ghent in Belgium on April 11, 1802 , and took over the bishopric on May 15, 1802 . Emperor Napoleon occupied the Papal States in February 1808 . Fallot de Beaumont was then called to Piacenza in Italy and took over the episcopate in Piacenza on March 22, 1807 . In this position he took part in several secret and public negotiations between France and the Pope . In 1809 Napoleon I deported Pope Pius VII to Grenoble and later to Savona . Bishop de Beaumont was one of the prelates who negotiated with Pius VII in 1811 and was able to get him some concessions. In 1813 the Pope was taken to Fontainebleau Castle near Paris . Here in January 1813 new negotiations began with the Pope, in which Bishop de Beaumont also took part from time to time. On May 24th 1814 Pope Pius VII was able to return to Rome. 1813 de Beaumont of Napoleon I. was as Archbishop of Bourges used. He held this office, which was not recognized by the Holy See, until 1815.

During Napoleon's reign of the Hundred Days , de Beaumont was also in Paris. He took the oath of allegiance to Napoleon and was appointed "First Chaplain of the Emperor" and at the same time was accepted into the House of Lords . On May 7, 1817, de Beaumont had to give up his bishopric in Piacenza under pressure from Rome. He then retired to Paris.

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  1. ^ Written note of resignation to Adam Albert Graf von Neipperg on the occasion of his resignation as Bishop of Piacenza: Neipperg, homme de main de Marie-Louise, reçoit la démission de l'évêque de Plaisance . traces-ecrites.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
predecessor Office successor
Marie-Charles-Isidore de Mercy Archbishop of Bourges
Etienne Jean-Baptiste de Gallois de la Tour
Gregorio Cerati Bishop of Piacenza
Carlo Scrivani Rossi
Ferdinand Maria von Lobkowitz Bishop of Ghent
Maurice-Jean-Magdalène de Broglie
Charles François de Pélissier de St Ferréol Bishop of Vaison