Barbe, Philippe, a Roman Catholic minister, was born at London in 1723 of French parentage. Having studied at the College of Lottis the Great at Paris, he took holy orders. He was shortly after called to the head of the College of Longres, and afterwards to that of Chaumont. Being recalled to Paris in 1785, he was placed in charge of the translation of the works of the Greek fathers for the collection which M. de Juigne, archbishop of Paris, was preparing. At the period of the Revolution he went to Chaulmont, where he died soon after, in 1792. He wrote, Fables et Contes Philosophiques (Paris, 1771). Barbier, in his Dictionnaire des Anonymes, attributes to him wrongfully the work entitled Fables Nouvelles, Divisees en 6. Livres (ibid. 1762). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale. s.v.