Louis-Ernest Dubois

His Eminence

Louis-Ernest Dubois
Cardinal, Archbishop of Paris
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Cardinal Dubois, the new archbishop of Paris, in front of Notre Dame in 1920
ChurchRoman Catholic
Term ended23 September 1929
PredecessorLéon-Adolphe Amette
SuccessorJean Verdier
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Aquiro
Personal details
Born(1856-09-01)1 September 1856
Saint-Calais France
Died23 September 1929(1929-09-23) (aged 73)
Paris France
BuriedNotre Dame de Paris
Previous postBishop of Verdun (1901-1909)
Cardinal Archbishop of Bourges (1910-1920)
Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen, Primate of Normandy (1916-1920)
Coat of armsLouis-Ernest Dubois's coat of arms

Louis-Ernest Dubois (1 September 1856 – 23 September 1929) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Paris. He played a leading role in the period of adjustment to the separation of Church and State in France.

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Early life

He was born in Saint-Calais (Sarthe) to a family from the adjacent commune of St. Gervais. He was educated at the Seminary of Le Mans. He was ordained on 20 September 1879.

After his ordination he worked in the diocese of Le Mans from 1879 until 1898. He was editor of Semaine du fidèle in 1888. He served as Vicar general of the diocese of Le Mans from 1898 until 1901.

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