Guillaume Piguel

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Most Reverend

Guillaume Piguel
Apostolic Vicar of Cochin
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseApostolic Vicararite of Cochin
PredecessorArnaud-François Lefèbvre
SuccessorPierre-Joseph-Georges Pigneau de Béhaine
OrdinationDecember 21, 1748
ConsecrationDecember 9, 1764
by Pierre Brigot
Personal details
BornDecember 4, 1722
La Mézière, France
DiedJune 21, 1771(1771-06-21) (aged 48)

Guillaume Piguel (December 4, 1722 – June 21, 1771) served as the Apostolic Vicar of Cochin (1762–1771).[1][2]


Guillaume Piguel was born in La Mézière, France and was an ordained priest of the Société des Missions étrangères de Paris on December 21, 1748.[2] On July 29, 1762, Pope Clement XIII appointed him Apostolic Vicar of Cochin and Titular Bishop of Canatha.[1][2] On December 9, 1764, he was consecrated bishop by Pierre Brigot, Apostolic Vicar of Siam.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1958). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol VI. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. pp. 145 and 455. (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c d Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Guillaume Piguel, M.E.P." retrieved November 9, 2015