Annat (or Anats), Francois
Annat (Or Anats), Francois a French ecclesiastic, was born at Rodez, Feb. 5, 1590, and became a Jesuit in 1607. He was professor of philosophy at Toulouse six years, and of divinity seven years. He was invited to Rome to act as censor-general of the books published by the Jesuits and theologist to the general of the society. On his return to his own province, he was appointed rector of the colleges of Montpellier and Toulouse. In 1645 he assisted as deputy of his province at the eighth Congregation General of the Jesuits, held at Rome. He was appointed to discharge the office of provincial of France, and while engaged in this he was chosen confessor to the king (1654), which office he filled for sixteen years. He died at Paris June 14, 1670. He wrote several books, some in Latin, which were published in 3 vols. 4to (Paris, 1666).