Billy (or Bile), Erar (or Erard)
Billy (Or Bile), Erar (Or Erard)
a French theologian of Lorraine, was born Jan. 10, 1610. He taught theology and mathematics at Caen. In 1644 he ventured to issue upon the simony and power of the popes certain propositions which brought against him violent replies, so that he was at length obliged to retract. He resolved to go to America as missionary, and died by shipwreck in 1645. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.