Michel-Celse-Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

Rabutin arms displayed at the Château de Bussy

Michel-Celse-Roger de Bussy-Rabutin (1669 – 3 November 1736) was a French churchman and diplomat.


The second son of Count Roger de Bussy-Rabutin, he served as Bishop of Luçon from 1723 until his death. He attended the salon of Madame de Tencin; he was elected to the Académie française on 21 February 1732, without having written a single work, being sponsored into the French Academy by Fontenelle the following 6 March. In 1735 he commissioned a portrait of himself by Hyacinthe Rigaud without knowing how he would pay for it – the artist's accounting books state "Monsieur the Bishop of Luçon, Bussy-Rabutin. Remains half-finished.".[1]

See also


  1. J. Roman, Le livre de raison du peintre Hyacinthe Rigaud, Paris, 1919, p. 212.

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Preceded by
Jean-François de l'Escure de Valderil
Bishop of Luçon
Succeeded by
Samuel-Guillaume de Verthamon de Chavagnac
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