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FRANCOIS DE PARIS (169o-1727)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 804 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANCOIS DE PARIS (169o-1727), French theologian, was born in Paris on the 3rd of June 169o. He zealously opposed the bull Unigenitus (1713), which condemned P. Quesnel's annotated translation of the Bible. He gave further support to the Jansenists, and when he died (May 1, 1727) his grave in the cemetery of St Medard became a place of fanatical pilgrimage and wonder-working. The king ordered the churchyard to be dosed in 1732, but earth which had been taken from the grave proved equally efficacious and helped to encourage the disorder which marked the close of the Jansenist struggle (see JANSENISM). Lives by B. de la Bruyere and B. Doyen (1731). See also P. F. Matthieu, Histoire des miracles et des convulsionnaires de St Medard ; M. Tollemache, French Jansenists (London, 1893).
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