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Antoine Cleriadus de Choiseul-Beaupre

[Claude-]Antoine Cleriadus de Choiseul-Beaupre (29 September 1707 – 7 January 1774) was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

He was made vicar-general of Mende in 1733. As a member of the important family of Choiseul, he was Grand Aumonier to Stanislaw Leszczynski, titular king of Poland, at his court at Nancy, Lorraine, from 1742, in which year he was promoted to Primate of the church of Lorraine. He was elected archbishop of Besancon, 17 March 1755, and raised to the cardinalate by Pope Clement XIII in the consistory of 23 November 1761. Choiseul de Beaupre, usually styled the Cardinal de Choiseul, participated in the conclave of 1769 that elected Pope Clement XIV.

The younger son of Antoine-Cleriadus, comte de Choiseul, marquis de Beaupre, seigneur de Daillecourt (1664—1726) he was born at the family chateau of Daillecourt (Haute-Marne ), in the diocese of Langres, France. He studied theology at the University of Paris. He carried the French court sinecure of Aumonier du Roi from 1736. He died in Paris and is buried in his cathedral of Besancon.

The name was also carried by his namesake, Claude-Antoine-Cleriadus de Choiseul-Beaupre (1733 — 1794), created prince de Choiseul-Beaupre.


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