Jean-François de Gondi

Jean-François de Gondi (1584 – 21 March 1654) was the first archbishop of Paris, from 1622 to 1654.

Jean-François de Gondi

He was the son of Albert de Gondi and Claude Catherine de Clermont. He was a member of the Gondi family, which had held the bishopric of Paris for nearly a century, and would continue to do so after him. Jean-François succeeded his brother Henri de Gondi. Henri had himself succeeded his uncle Pierre de Gondi (1533-1616), cardinal and commendatory abbot of the abbeys of Saint-Aubin-d'Angers, La Chaume, Sainte-Croix de Quimperlé and Buzay. Following his death in Paris, he was succeeded by his nephew Jean-François Paul de Gondi, cardinal of Retz.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henri de Gondi
Archbishop of Paris
1622–1654
Succeeded by
Jean François Paul de Gondi