Bercheure (or Berchoire; Lat Bercherius or Bercorius) Pierre
Bercheure (Or Berchoire; Lat. Bercherius Or Bercorius) Pierre a learned French-Benedictine, a native of St. Peter du Chemin, near Maillezais in Poiton, was born about the beginning of the 14th century. He was prior of the monastery of St. Eloy, which at that time belonged to the Benedictines. He died at Paris in 1362. He wrote Reductorium, Repertorium et Dictionatrium Morale utriusque Testamenti, etc. (Strasburg, 1474; Nuremburg, 1499; Cologne, 1631-92). This is a kind of encyclopaedia in which the author treats of theology, physics, medicine, anatomy, geography, and astronomy. A translation of this work by Richard Leblanc was published at Paris in 1584. Bercheure also translated into French, by order of king John, the Roman History of Livy. This translation, of which several fine manuscripts are to be found in the Imperial Library, was published under the title Les Grandes Decades de Titus-Livius, etc. (Paris, 1514-15). He composed several other works which have been lost. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchenlexikon, s.v.