Beauregard, Jean Nicolas
Beauregard, Jean Nicolas, a French Jesuit preacher, was born at Metz, June 16, 1731. The originality and eloquence of his sermons gained for him great success. The sermon which he preached during Lent, in 1789, produced a profound sensation. He took refuge in London during the Revolution, and there preached against the emigrants, whom he accused of being the direct abettors of the Revolution by their intrigues. Attracted to Germany by the princess Hohenlohe, who showed him great favor, he there continued his ministry, ever with his wonted success. His sermons, unpublished, were bequeathed, it is said, to the Jesuits of Russia. He died in 1804 at the chateau of Gronincq, Suabia. His Analyse was published at Lyons and Paris in 1825. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.