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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Lamennais, Félicité, Robert de
A French theologian and journalist, born at St. Malo; began life as a free-thinker, but by-and-by became a Roman Catholic of the extreme ultramontane type; in 1820 went to Rome and was offered a cardinalate, but in 1830 his views changed, and he joined Montalembert and Lacordaire in the conduct of L'Avenir , a journal which advocated religious and political freedom, on the condemnation of which by the Pope he became again a free-thinker and revolutionary; his influence on French literature was great, and affected both Michelet and Victor Hugo (1782-1854).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lamennais, Félicité, Robert de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lamennais-flicit-robert-de.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.