Bar, Francois De
Bar, Francois de a learned French Benedictine, was born in 1538 at Seizencourt, near St. Quentin. From 1574 he was grand prior of the Abbey of Anchin (Order of St. Benedict), upon the Scarpe, and was well vsersed in ecclesiastical histori. His works remain unpublished; but at the period of the Revolution they were transported from the Library of Anchin to that of Douay, where they are still preserved. He died March 25, 1606. We notice among his works, Epistole: — Cosmographia: — Opera Varia: — Compendium Annalium Ecclesiasticarum Ccesaris Baronii: — Historia Archiepiscopatus Cameracensis et Coenobiorum ejus: — Historia Monastica: — and several other works. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.