Besse Pierre a French preacher, was born at Rosiers, in Limosin, near the middle of the 16th century. He was doctor at the Sorbonne, principal of the College of Pompadour, canon chanter of St. Eustace, preacher to king Louis XIII, and preacher and chaplain to Henry of Bourbon, prince of Conde. His sermons gained for him a high reputation for eloquence; his Lent was reprinted ten times in as many years. He died at Paris in 1639. He wrote, Des Qualites et des Bonnes Mcours des Pretres: — Triomphe des Saintes et Devotes Confrairies: — La Royale Pretrise: — Le Democrite Chretien: — Le Bon Pasteur: — Heraclite Chretien: — Concordantia Bibliorum (Paris, 1611). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.