Bourgeois, Francois a French missionary, was born at Lorraine, and lived in the latter half of the 18th century. He was a Jesuit, and having completed his theological studies at Pont a Mousson, he left France, March 15, 1767, to go to China. At Pekin he became superior of the French Jesuits residing in China. The Lettres Edifiantes contain some letters from this missionary. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.