Grégoire, Henri-Jean-Baptiste, otherwise known as Father

Bishop and deputy, 1750 - 1831

Portrait of Father Henri Grégoire (1750-1831), Ecclesiastic and Politician
Portrait of Father Henri Grégoire (1750-1831), Ecclesiastic and Politician

Grégoire, Henri-Jean-Baptiste, otherwise known as Father: A supporter of ending discrimination against Jews, as well as the abolition of slavery, this priest became a deputy and the bishop of Blois. According to him, the Church needed to be in service of the public. Persuaded that a national education and a common culture were the best tools for equality, he then defended expanding the French language throughout the country and replacing dialects and regional languages.

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