Michel of Hospital
To advise with the Parliament of Paris, ambassador with the Council of Thirty, Superintendent of finances and finally Chancellor of France. He got busy of all his forces to calm religious hatreds and to stop the overflowing of blood.
BiographyHe passes a good part of his youths to Italy where he is student then professor of Civil law at the university of Padoue. He returns then to France where he is delegated to the Great days justice of Moulins in 1540, of Riom in 1542 and Turns in 1546. He becomes First President of the Chambre of the accounts of Paris between 1555 and 1560.
In 1560, it is called by Catherine de Médicis to follow a policy of reconciliation between catholics and Protestants and is named chancellor of France in 1560 by François II. However, it fails in its attempts at appeasing of the conflict. Haï of the Own way, it is returned in 1568.
Chancellor of François II and Charles IX, it largely worked with the simplification of the French Droit. He was in particular the promoter of the edicts of Fontainebleau on the Arbitrage (August 1560) and on the Transaction (April 1561).
He withdraws himself then in his castle of Vignay (the Essonne).
The historians are unanimous to rent the extent of its spirit, the straightness of its judgment and its moderation. At the day of the Massacre of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, it made open all large with a fanatic crowd the doors of her castle. Its life was saved, but he died on March 13rd, 1573 with the castle of Belesebat (the Essonne).
The large amphitheater of UFR of Right and Political science of Clermont-Ferrand bears its name.
" the knife is worth little against the esprit"
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