Abbe, a French theologian, was born at Bourg, in Bresse, about 1750. He first went to Germany, then to England, in consequence of his refusal to take the oath required of ecclesiastics at the period of the Revolution. In 1804 he pronounced the funeral oration of the duke of Enghien in the chapel of St. Patrick, at London, in the presence of the princes of the house of Bourbon. His eloquence was of a high order. He died in 1830. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.