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DuBourg, Louis William Valentine

Francis F. Burch

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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DuBourg, Louis William Valentine (probably 10 Jan. 1766–12 December 1833), archbishop and educator, was born Louis-Guillaume-Valentin DuBourg at Cap Français, Santo Domingo, the son of Marguerite Armand de Vogluzan and Pierre DuBourg, chevalier de la Loubère et Saint-Christaud, Sieur de Rochemont. Pierre was a licensed sea captain who prospered from wholesale trade and plantations. From the age of two, William was raised by his maternal grandparents in Bordeaux, where he excelled at the local Royal College of Guyenne. He then studied in Paris at the Seminary of Saint Sulpice and the Sorbonne. On 20 March 1790, less than a year after the fall of the Bastille, DuBourg was ordained a Catholic priest by Antoine-Eléonore-Léon Leclerc de Juigné, archbishop of Paris, and he was urged to direct his talents toward education....

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