See also:bishop, was the son of Arthur Dillon (167o-1733), an Irish
See also:gentleman who became general in the French service . He was
See also:born at St Germain, entered the priesthood and was successively cure of Elan near
See also:vicar-general of
See also:Pontoise (1747), bishop of
See also:Evreux (1753) and archbishop of Toulouse (1758), archbishop of
See also:Narbonne in 1763, and in that capacity,
See also:president o: the estates of
See also:Languedoc . He devoted himself much less to the spiritual direction of his
See also:diocese than to its temporal welfare, carrying out many
See also:works of public utility, bridges, canals, roads, harbours, &c.; had chairs of chemistry and of physics created at
See also:Montpellier and at Toulouse, and tried to reduce the poverty, 'especially in Narbonne . In 1787 and in 1788 he was a member of the
See also:Assembly of Notables called together by
See also:Louis XVI., and in 1788 presided over the assembly of the
See also:clergy . Having refused to accept the
See also:civil constitution of the clergy, Dillon had to leave Narbonne in 1790, then to emigrate to
See also:Coblenz in 1791 . Soon afterwards he went to
See also:London, where he lived until his
See also:death in 1807, never accepting the Concordat, which had suppressed his archiepiscopal see . See L . Audibret, Le Dernier President
See also:des Etats du Languedoc, Mgr . Arthur
See also:Richard Dillon, archeveeque de Narbonne (
See also:Bordeaux, 1868) ; L. de Lavergne,
See also:Les Assemblees provinciales sous Louis X VI (
See also:Paris, 1864) .
CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH AUGUST DILLMANN (1823-1894)
JOHN DILLON (1851– )
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