Bec-crespin, Jean Du

Bec-Crespin, Jean Du, a French theologian and miscellaneous writer, nephew of Philip of Bec, was born about 1540. On his return to France from a journey in the East, he took part in the civil wars which were so numerous at this epoch, and was wounded in 1577 under the walls of Issoire. Authorized by the king to withdraw from the service, he was provided for at the abbey of Mortimer; became bishop of St. Malo in 1599, and counsellor of the crown. He died Jan. 12, 1610, leaving Paraphrase des Psaumes: — Sermons, upon the Lord's Prayer (Paris, 1586): — Discours de l'Antagonie du Chien et du Lievre (1593): — l' Histoire du Grand Tamerlan (Lyons or Brussels, 1602). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.

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