Brasseur, Philip a Flemish poet and historian, was born at Mons about 1597. Having been ordained priest, he devoted himself to preaching and confession in his native city, and consecrated all his leisure to Latin poetry, applied especially to the religious. antiquities of Hainault. He died in 1650. Some of his principal works are, Dionysiani Monasterii Sacrarium, seu Ejusdem Sacrae Antiquitates, Versibus Illustratae (Mons, 1631): — Sidera Illustrium Honnoniae Scriptorum (ibid. 1637). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.