Archon, Louis

, chaplain to Louis XIV. was born at Riom in Auvergne in 1645, the son of a lawyer. As his father managed the affairs of the cardinal de Bouillon, he obtained, by the interest of that prelate, a place of one of the king’s chaplains, and that of keeper of the ornaments, which was created purposely for him. In 1678, he was appointed to the abbey of St. Gilbert neuf-fontaines, in the diocese of Clermont, where he died in 1717. He wrote the “History of the Chapel of the kings of France,Paris, 1711, 2 vols. 4to. containing a variety of curious matter, not only on the chapel, but on the great | almoners, first almoners, confessors, &c. He was licentiate in theology of the faculty of Paris. 1


Dict. Hist. Biog. Universelle. —Moreri.