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Philippe de La Chambre de Maurienne

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Died  1572

Philippe de La Chambre de Maurienne (died 1572) was a French prelate of the 16th century.

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Family

He was the son of Count John of the House [of Maurienne] (died before 1545), Viscount de Maurienne, who married in 1499 to Barbe d'Amboise, niece of Cardinal Amboise. He had a cousin Philip (1490-1550) who was a Cardinal (1533) and Bishop of Belley (1538).

Biography

He was prior of Contamines.

Philippe was made bishop of Orange by the Pope in 1560. But as it is appointed by the pope before the Prince of Orange William named him, he was deprived by that prince revenues of his bishopric,until 1562. The Episcopal city was battered by the Huguenots, during the reformation wars so he retired to Avignon. Philip withdrew quickly to Caderousse with his canons and clergy because of turmoil spawned by Protestants. The vault and the bell tower of the Cathedral were destroyed, as were 7 churches. Following the "rampage" the Huguenots transformed the city for some time to be Protestant. Philippe finally resigns his bishopric 1572.

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Philippe de La Chambre de Maurienne Wikipedia


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