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Bishop, cardinal

FrenchBorn Pierre CAUCHON

French bishop of Beauvais who has a role in arranging Joan of Arc's downfall

Born on 1371 in Reims, France , France

Died on December 18, 1442 in Rouen, France

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Cauchon came from a middle class family in Rheims. He entered the clergy as a teenager and went to Paris where he studied at the University. Cauchon was a brilliant student in the liberal arts. He followed with studies in Canon law and theology and became a priest.

By 1404 Cauchon was curé of Égliselles and sought a post near Rheims. He defended the university of Paris in a quarrel against Toulouse. Cauchon sought advancement through noble patronage. He allied himself with Duke John the Fearless of Burgundy and later his successor Philip the Good.


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