Adolphe Perraud

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Adolphe Perroud as Bishop of Autun (1880)

Adolphe-Louis-Albert Cardinal Perraud COI (born February 7, 1828 in Lyon , † February 18, 1906 in Autun ) was a French historian , university professor , oratorian and clergyman.


Perraud studied history at the École normal supérieure in Lyon, entered the French oratorio newly founded by Gratry in 1852 and was ordained a priest in June 1854 . After that he was a spiritual at the small seminary of Coutance. From 1866 he taught rhetoric and church history at the Sorbonne .

In 1874 he became Bishop of Autun . He was ordained bishop by Cardinal Joseph Hippolyte Guibert , Archbishop of Paris, whose funeral mass he read years later. Pope Leo XIII. took him up on January 16, 1893 in the College of Cardinals , which was announced on November 29, 1895. In 1896 the Pope appointed Perraud cardinal priest of the titular church of San Pietro in Vincoli . After the death of Leo XIII. he took part in the conclave of 1903 , in which Pius X was elected. After the accident in Montceau-les-Mines , in which 20 miners were killed, Cardinal Perraud read the funeral mass for the deceased.

He completed his training at the École normal supérieure . He headed the Congregation of the French Oratory from 1884 to 1901 as Vicar General .

Adolphe Cardinal Perraud died in Autun in 1906 at the age of 78 .


Perraud was elected to a member of the Académie française on June 8, 1882 . He succeeded the late Henri-Auguste Barbier , who proposed Perraud as his successor on his deathbed.


  • Etudes sur l'Irlande contemporaine . 2 volumes. - Paris: Douniol, 1862
  • L'Oratoire de France au XVIIe siècle . - Paris: Douniol, 1865
  • Paroles de l'heure présente, 1870 et 1871 (1872)
  • Le Cardinal de Richelieu (1872)

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