Boulliot, Jean Baptiste Joseph

Boulliot, Jean Baptiste Joseph, a French biographer and philologist, was born at Philipville, March 3, 1750. Having completed his studies at the college of the Jesuits at Dinant, he entered the abbey of Lavaldien, and completed his theological studies at the college of Paris, where he received the order of priesthood. He became professor of theology at the abbey of St. Marien of Auxerre, and in other houses of the same kind. He afterwards became one of the vicars-general and secretary of the bishopric, by the appointment of Gobel, metropolitan bishop of Paris, whom he accompanied to the National Convention of Nov. 7, 1793. He afterwards became rector of Mureaux, and in 1822 was appointed almoner of the house of Loges, designed for the orphans of the Legion of Honor, in the forest of St. Germain; but he soon after left this position for that of curate of the parish of Mesnil. Here he completed his Biographie Ardennaise, or Histoire des Ardennais qui se sont fait Remarquer (Paris, 1830); which was considered one of the best works of the time. He also collected some facts upon the origin and progress of the Protestant academy at Sedan, down to its suppression in 1661, a fragment of which was published. He died at St. Germain-en-Laye, Aug. 30, 1833. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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