Attiret, Jean Denis
Attiret, Jean Denis a French Jesuit and painter, was born at Dole, July 7,1702. He studied at Rome, and had already produced some good pictures when he entered the Society of the Jesuits at Avignon. In 1737 he went to Peking, China, at the solicitation of the French Jesuit missionaries stationed there, and was employed by the emperor Kien Lung. He died at Peking, Dec. 8, 1768.