Georges DARBOY

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Bishop, cardinal

FrenchBorn Georges DARBOY

French Catholic priest, later bishop of Nancy then archbishop of Paris

Born on January 16, 1813 in Fayl-Billot, Haute-Marne , France

Died on May 24, 1871 in Paris , France

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Darboy was born in Fayl-Billot, Haute-Marne in north-east France. He studied with distinction at the seminary at Langres, and was ordained priest in 1836. Transferred to Paris as almoner of the college of Henry IV, and honorary canon of Notre Dame, he became the close friend of Archbishop Affre and of his successor Archbishop Sibour. He was appointed bishop of Nancy in 1859, and in January 1863 was raised to the archbishopric of Paris.



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