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Félicité Robert de Lamennais

(1782—1854)

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Brittany

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Former duchy and province of north-western France on the Armorican peninsula, coextensive with modern French Departments of Finistére, Côte d'Armor, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine, and...

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Charles René Forbes Montalembert

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(1810–70),

French RC historian. He associated himself with the movement sponsored by F. R. de Lamenais and H.-D. Lacordaire, but when Gregory XVI condemned liberalism in 1832, he...

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Gallicanism

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The belief that the French Church should be free from the ecclesiastical authority of the papacy. During the Great Schism French reformers such as Jean Gerson and Pierre D'Ailly articulated...

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George Sand

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(1804–76)

Pseudonym of Aurore Dupin, baronne Dudevant, French novelist. After separating from her husband, she went to Paris in 1831 to begin an independent life as a writer. Her...

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Gregory XVI

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(1765–1846),

Pope from 1831. Soon after his election revolution broke out in the Papal states and was quelled only by the intervention of Austria. The troubles continued, and for...

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Henri-Dominique Lacordaire

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(1802–61),

French Dominican. He was a contributor to F. de Lamennais's periodical L'Avenir, but severed his connexion when it was condemned in 1832. In 1835–6 he gave his first...

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Joseph de Maistre

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(1753–1821)

Political philosopher, born in Savoy. Although a Catholic, he was for fifteen years a Freemason, and briefly supported the French Revolution. But in 1793 the French...

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Maurice de Guérin

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(1810–39),

was born and died at the Château du Cayla (Tarn). After his mother's death he was brought up in an atmosphere of religious austerity by his sister Eugénie de ...

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Mirari Vos

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Gregory XVI's encyclical (15 Aug. 1832) condemning the social and political doctrines of F. R. de Lamennais and his circle. Without naming Lamennais it censured his writings in defence of...

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Quebec

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See entries on writings in French in Biography And Memoirs, Children's Drama, Children's Literature, Collective Creations, Criticism, Drama, Essays, Fantastic Literature, Folklore,...

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