Dominique-Georges-Frédéric Dufour de Pradt

His Excellency
Dominique-Georges-Frédéric Dufour de Pradt
Archbishop of Mechelen
Primate of Belgium
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Mechelen
Appointed 27 March 1809
In office 1809-1815
Predecessor Jean-Armand de Bessuéjouls Roquelaure
Successor François Antoine Marie Constantin de Méan et de Beaurieux
Ordination June 1783
Consecration 2 February 1805
by Pius VII
Personal details
Born (1759-04-23)April 23, 1759
Allanche, Kingdom of France
Died March 18, 1837(1837-03-18) (aged 77)
Nationality French
Previous post Bishop of Poitiers (1805-1808)

Abbé Dominique G. F. de Rion de Prolhiac Dufour or de Fourt de Pradt (23 April 1759 in Allanches (Auvergne, France – 18 March 1837 in Paris) was a French clergyman and ambassador.

In 1804 he became a secretary of Napoleon, in 1805 Bishop of Poitiers. On 12 May 1808 he was appointed as archbishop of Mechelen (resigned in 1815). In 1812 he was awarded the position of the French ambassador in Warsaw, preparing the Concordat of 1813. After the Napoleonic wars he published a series of books which portrayed Russia as a "despotic" and "Asiatic" power hungry to conquer Europe.[1]

See also


  1. Neumann, Iver B. "Europe's post-Cold War memory of Russia: cui bono?" in Memory and power in post-war Europe: studies in the presence of the past ed. Jan-Werner Müller. Cambridge University Press, 2002: p. 133


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