Joseph de Galard de Saldebru, the last abbot of Saint-Maurin

Coming from a modest branch of the very old and brilliant Galard family, Joseph de Galard de Saldebru became commendatory abbot of Saint-Maurin in 1783. Contested in the administration of his abbey and his jurisdiction, the 32nd and last abbot, swept away by the revolutionary turmoil, was judged and executed on 17 February 1794.