Son of a lawyer. Priest in the archdiocese of Sens, France. Canon of Vezelay, France. Imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die during the anti–Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution for refusing to take the oath of loyalty to the government instead of the Church. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.
- 5pm on 2 October 1794 aboard the prison ship Washington, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France of tuberculosis
- “Blessed Georges-Edme René“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2016. Web. 20 January 2017. <>