Bigot Emery

Bigot Emery a French scholar, was born at Rouen in 1626. His father left him a library of six thousand volumes, among which were more than five hundred MSS. This rich collection he greatly augmented, until it was worth 40, 000 francs. He discovered at Florence the Greek text of the Life of St. Chrysostom by Palladius, which he published (Paris, 1680, 4to) with some other unpublished Greek pieces, the whole being accompanied by the Latin version of Ambrogio Traversari of Camaldoli. This collection contained the famous letter of St. Chrysostom to Casarius, so opposed to tile modern doctrine of transubstantiation. Peter Allix procured a copy of this work of Bigot, and reprinted it (Lond. 1686). Bigot died at Rouen, Oct. 18, 1689. See Biog. Universelle. s.v.; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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