Bordes, Basil, a French preacher, was born about 1588. He was a hermit of Notre Dame d'Etang, at Dijon, and had a friend, named Nicholas, who one day confided to him quite an amount of silver. He yielded to the temptation to assassinate him and appropriate the money. A little time after, having occasion to preach at St. Benigne, of Dijon, he spoke at length upon the violent death of brother Nicholas, and, in so doing, certain expressions escaped him which led to his being suspected of the crime. He was finally convicted, and executed in 1633. He wrote, Histoire de l'image e Notre Danme d'Etang (Dijon, 1632). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.