Bonjour (or Bonjours), Guillaume

Bonjour (Or Bonjours), Guillaume a French Augustinian monk, was born at Toulouse in 1641. He was called to Rome in 1695 by cardinal Naris, and honored with the esteem of pope Clement XI, who confided to him several important functions, especially the commission for reforming the Gregorian Calendar. He was deeply versed in the Oriental languages, and particularly in the Coptic. He died in China in 1714, where his zeal for the propagation of the Christian religion had led him. He wrote, Dissertatio de Nomine Patriarchac Josephi a Pharaone Imposito (Rome, 1696): — Exercitatio in Monumenta Coptica sen Egyptiaca Bibliothecce Vaticance (ibid. 1699): — Selectee in Sacr. Script. Dissertationes, apud Montem-Falisctcm (1705): — Calendarium Romanum Chronologorum Causa Constoructum (ibid. 1701): — De Computo Ecclesiastico, apud Montem-Faliscumi (1702): — Explication de la Legende d'une Pierre Gravee Egyptienne (inserted in the Fragments of the Gospel of St. John, p. 391-392, published by P. Georgi): Observations sur un Miroir Chinois trouve en Siberie (published with the letters of Cuper, De Epochis Egypticis, a dissertation mentioned by Graevius). Among the MSS. left by Bonjour we notice a Coptic Grammar and Lexicon. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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