Léon-Adolphe Amette

Leon Adolphe Amette (6 September 1850 Douville-sur-Andelle, Eure – 29 August 1920 Antony, Hauts-de-Seine) was a French Catholic cardinal, and was archbishop of Paris 1908–1920.

His Eminence

Léon-Adolphe Amette
Cardinal, Archbishop of Paris
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Cardinal Amette in 1913
ChurchRoman Catholic
Installed28 January 1908
Term ended29 August 1920
PredecessorFrançois-Marie-Benjamin Richard
SuccessorLouis-Ernest Dubois
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santa Sabina
Ordination20 December 1873
Consecration25 January 1899
Created cardinal27 November 1911
by Pius X
Personal details
Born(1850-09-06)6 September 1850
Douville France
Died29 August 1920(1920-08-29) (aged 69)
Paris France
BuriedNotre Dame de Paris
Previous postBishop of Bayeux (1898–1906)
Coadjutor Archbishop of Paris (1906–1908)
Coat of armsLéon-Adolphe Amette's coat of arms
Styles of
Léon-Adolphe Amette
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

He was created cardinal in 1911 (cardinal priest, title of S. Sabina), and participated in the 1914 conclave, which elected Pope Benedict XV. He consecrated the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in 1919.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
François-Marie-Benjamin Richard de la Vergne
Archbishop of Paris
Succeeded by
Louis-Ernest Dubois