Bouton, Francois a French theologian, was born at Chamblay, near Dole, in 1578. He entered the order of Jesuits, and was employed in the missions of the East.
He was finally sent to Lyons, to the College of the Trinity. While professor of rhetoric there, the pestilence raged, and he devoted himself to the suffering until he fell a victim, in October, 1628. He left some manuscript works, the principal of which are, Theologie Spirituelle: — Commentarii in Deuteronomum, de Peregrinatione Israelitarum, turn Litterali, turn Mystica, ad. Promissionis Terram: — Clavis Scriptures Sacrce, seu Dictionarium Hebraicum in qua Latinis vocibus Subjiciuntur voces Hebreces Respondentes Collectum ex Sacris Litteris et ex Collatione Vulgatoe Latince Editum cum Hebraica. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.