Cardinal de Soubise  

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François-Armand de Rohan, cardinal de Soubise, prince de Tournon, prince de Rohan-Soubise (1 December 1717, Paris - 28 June 1756, Saverne, of tuberculosis) was a French churchman. He was great-nephew of his predecessor Armand Gaston Maximilien de Rohan, for whom he was coadjutor, and brother of Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise.


He first served as abbot of Ventadour then of Saint-Epvre in the diocese of Toul from 1736 and then as abbot-prince of Murbach and of Lure in 1737. He was elected to the Académie française on 15 July 1741, becoming coadjutor of Strasbourg a year later, then bishop in partibus of Ptolémaïde in Palestine four months after that. He was made grand almoner of France in 1745 and cardinal in 1747. He became prince-bishop of Strasbourg in 1749 and abbot of La Chaise-Dieu the same year, giving up that of Saint-Epvre.

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