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ARNAUD DU FERRIER (c. 1508-1585)

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 287 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARNAUD DU FERRIER (c. 1508-1585), French jurisconsult and diplomatist, was born at Toulouse about 15o8, and practised as a lawyer first at Bourges, afterwards at Toulouse. Councillor to the parlement of the latter town, and then to that of Rennes, he later became president of the parlement of Paris. He represented Charles IX., king of France, at the council of Trent in 1562, but had to retire in consequence of the attitude he had adopted, and was sent as ambassador to Venice, where he remained till 1567, returning again in 1570 On his return to France he came into touch with the Calvinists whose tenets he probably embraced, and consequently lost his place in the privy council and part of his fortune. As compensation, Henry, king of Navarre, appointed him his chancellor. He died in the end of October 1585. See also E. Fremy, Un Ambassadeur liberal sous Charles IX et Henri III, Arnaud du Ferrier (Paris, 1880).
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