Aubespine, Gabriel De L'

, the son of William Aubespine, who was ambassador from the French court in England, became bishop of Orleans in 1604. He was remarkable for his zeal as a divine, and his great application as a student, and was employed, as his father had been, in many public transactions. He died at Grenoble, Aug. 15, 1630, in the 52d year of his age. His writings are, “De veteribus ecclesiae ritibus,1622, 4to, a work which discovers much knowledge of ecclesiastical antiquities; “Un traite de Tancienne police de l’Eglise,” respecting the administration of the eucharist. He published also notes on the Councils, and on Tertullian. His brother | Charles became marquis de Chateau-Neuf, and an eminent statesman in the seventeenth century. 1

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Moreri.—Dupin.