Portrait of Cardinal de Rohan

Portrait of Cardinal de Rohan

The Rohan Cardinale It can be considered the emblem of moral degradation that affected a large part of the political and ecclesiastical circles of eighteenth-century France: the nurse, corrupt and unscrupulous, although devoid of all culture and a certain ambiguous fascination, the prelate ascended to the headlines on the occasion of the outbreak the necklace scandal, that in 1785 had ended up irreparably undermine the reputation long since compromised Queen Maria Antonietta.

Propose again below the article on this controversial and obscure for many traits wrote for the portal notizie.it, in which shows Essential biography.



The precious necklace that was at the center of the scandal that also involved the Cardinal de Rohan

The precious necklace that was at the center of the scandal that also involved the Cardinal de Rohan

Louis René Edouard de Rohan Guemenee, as far as he is willing and able, and rightly so, define a negative character in modern European history, It must necessarily be framed in the difficult context of his time and his environment to be fully understood, and may even be a model as emblem of one of the more nebulous periods in the long history of the Catholic Church and especially the clergy, that just in France in the second half of the eighteenth century it was experiencing a deep and agonizing crisis of values, as well as one of the most confused and suffered passages of his ancient life.

Born in Paris in 1734, Louis-René Edouard belonged to one of the most influential and noble families of France, ideal condition to accommodate the unbridled ambitions of a young man disposed to any compromise just to make a brilliant career that would allow him to lead a comfortable life without difficulty.

And in securities affects you it accumulated several: Cardinale, Grand Almoner, Bishop of Strasbourg, elected to the seat 36 of the French Academy e French Ambassador to the Austrian court.

A Vienna, during the reign of the great Maria Teresa, Rohan began to be talked about so unedifying and definitely not suited to what should be the moral conduct of a high priest: He used to spend their days in feasts e banquets expensive, but what is not anything else he could tolerate the Empress, It was the temperament orgiastic e scandalous of these gatherings, in which, it was said, Cardinal arrived in dress as a woman and to entertain unequivocal relationships with men and women.

Maria Teresa, largest sovereign, Women's sober and blameless and Catholic customs convinced, He was forced to return to France and the ambiguous Cardinal to do without his services without regret, in truth.

In 1775 He broke out in France the famous the necklace scandal, which he saw involved obscure adventurers in search of fortune and queen Maria Antonietta, actually innocent, and totally unaware of the petty machinations hatched behind him; the story of the intricate center was the Cardinal de Rohan, showing that naive and a dabbenaggine unparalleled, He had left taken in by a woman without scruples who had even persuaded an infatuation of the sovereign against him, despite all the kingdom was aware of the exact opposite, or that Marie Antoinette hated Cardinal, which he did not approve of questionable habits, the same for which his mother had been forced to remove him from Austria.

Indeed Rohan, after removal by Maria Teresa, He had not changed their inclinations, continuing to cause a stir for its bisexuality, for misunderstandings relations that bound him to disreputable people and the corruption of some of its business not too secret.

According to some sources, the Cardinal de Rohan was an afterthought in mature age that led him to radically change lives, abandoning the habit that had marked in his youth and going spontaneously and sincerely to those principles of Catholicism that were supposed to inspire you from the beginning; aid to the poor was the last and most healthy interest of its existence.

Rohan died in February 1803, a 68 years.

A curiosity: Cardinal was a cousin of the Marquis Delaunay, last governor of Bastille, murdered by the brutality of the mob 14 July 1789 (Photo gives: wikipedia.org e lacantastorie.blogspot.it).