Lamennais, Félicité Robert de

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Lamennais, Félicité Robert de Gender: M
Hugues-Félicité Robert de Lamennais
born on 19 June 1782 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place St.Malo, France, 48n39, 2w01
Timezone LMT m2w01 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°19' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°14 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 01°14'

Félicité Robert de Lamennais (by Paulin Guérin, 1831)


French Catholic priest, philosopher, and political theorist. He was one of the most influential intellectuals of Restoration France. Lamennais can be considered the forerunner of liberal Catholicism, and social Catholicism.

His famous opinions on matters of religion and government changed dramatically over the course of his life. He initially held rationalistic views, but in part due to the influence of his brother, Jean-Marie, came to see in religion an antidote for the anarchy and tyranny unleashed by revolution. He derided Napoleon, in part because of the Organic Articles which unilaterally amended the Concordat of 1801 with the papacy. Lamennais assailed the Gallican tradition and was a staunch ultramontane for a time.

He died in Paris on 27 February 1854.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate quoted in "Lamennais, la croix et la république: exposition du bicentenaire, 1782-1982" (1982), p. 29: "ACTE DE BAPTÊME DE FÉLICITÉ DE LA MENNAIS. Octobre 1782. Registre Paroissial. ASM. Né le 19 juin 1782 à 3 heures de l'après-midi,..."


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Catholic)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Political Science
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Priest)