March 04, 2012

Biretta of Cardinal de Rohan-Guéméné

© picture: Virtual Memeories
Louis René Edouard de Rohan-Guéméné,  French diplomat, cardinal and politician
This kind of biretta is worn by the doctors of theology of Sorbonne university, too.

The basis of this biretta is the pileus rotundus but with 6 edges and a pompon on his top.

Goff, Philip: University of London - Academic Dress
The University London Press, London 1999
ISBN 0-7187-1608-6

French academic biretta (8 segments), worn as well by lawyers in court
Some times you can also see this style of biretta worn by Jewish cantors

Family tree of the mortarboard

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