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Pierre Petit de Julleville, was a French Catholic priest, who became archbishop of Rouen. On 18 February 1946 Pope Pius XII elevated him into the College of Cardinals.

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Pierre Petit de Julleville
Cardinal, Archbishop of Rouen
Jean Guiraud (1866-1953) et Pierre Petit de Julleville, 18 juin 1931.tif
Pierre Petit de Julleville (right)
ChurchRoman Catholic
Installed7 August 1936
Term ended10 December 1947
PredecessorAndré du Bois de La Villerabel
SuccessorJoseph-Marie Martin
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Aquiro
Ordination4 July 1903
Consecration29 September 1927
Created cardinal18 February 1946
by Pius XII
Personal details
Born(1876-11-22)22 November 1876
Dijon France
Died10 December 1946(1946-12-10) (aged 70)
Rouen France
BuriedRouen Cathedral
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous postPriest (1903-)
Coat of armsPierre Petit de Julleville's coat of arms
Styles of
Joseph-Marie Martin
Coat of arms of Mgr Pierre Petit de Julleville.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal
SeeRouen (emeritus)

The baptismal name of Pierre Petit de Julleville was Pierre-André-Charles. He attended the seminary of Saint-Sulpice, and, the University of Sorbonne, both in Paris.[1] Pierre Petit de Julleville was ordained on 4 July 1903 in Paris. After ordination he continued the following two years additional theological studies. In 1905 he was named faculty member of the Grand Seminary of Issy Paris, where he taught from 1905—1910. He was Canon of the cathedral chapter and superior of the School of Sainte-Croix-de-Neuilly, Neuilly, from 1910-1914, and, after the war from 1918-1927. During World War I, in all the war years 1914-1918, Pierre Petit de Julleville was military chaplain.[1]

Pierre Petit de Julleville was elected bishop of Dijon on 23 June 1927. He was consecrated on 29 September 1927, in the metropolitan cathedral of Paris, by Cardinal Louis-Ernest Dubois, archbishop of Paris. He was promoted to the metropolitan see of Rouen on 7 August 1936, where he acted as Apostolic administrator of the see of Dijon from 18 September 1936 to 15 May 1937.[1]Pope Pius XII created him cardinal priest on 18 February 1946. Pierre Petit de Julleville received the title of S. Maria in Aquiro on 22 February 1946. He died less than 2 years later, on 10 December 1947 in Rouen, and is buried in the metropolitan cathedral of Rouen. [1]


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  • Chapeau, O.S.B. André and Fernand Combaluzier, C.M. Épiscopologe français des temps modernes, 1592-1973. Paris : Letouzey et Ané, 1974, p. 443-444;
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