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Duperron, Jacques Davy
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(Nov 25, 1556, near Bern – Sep 5, 1618, Paris). Born to a Norman Huguenot family in temporary exile, Duperron joined the court of Henry III of France. As royal professor of languages, mathematics, and philosophy, he converted to Catholicism in 1581. Henry IV nominated him bishop of Evreux; Duperron assisted in his (second) conversion to Catholicism. He subsequently attained the highest secular and spiritual honors (grand almoner and cardinal [1604] and archbishop of Sens [1606]). …

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Ohst, Martin, “Duperron, Jacques Davy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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