Baron Ferdinand de Geramb

Abbot and Procurator-General of La Trappe, born Lyons, France, 14 January 1772; died Rome, Italy, 15 March 1848. He fought against the French Revolutionary forces, rising to the rank of lieutenant-general, and was imprisoned at Vincennes by Napoleon for six years. After the Restoration he joined the Trappists, and although not a priest was made a titular abbot, with ring and pectoral cross, an unusual privilege.

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