Brayer, Pierre a French theologian, was born in Paris, May 19, 1654. He was canon, grand deacon, and vicar-general of the diocese of Metz, where he died, January 26, 1731. He wrote, Rituel du. Diocese de Metz (Metz, 1713): — Oraison Funebre de Ml. le Dauphin, son of Louis XIV (ibid. 1711). He also wrote several religious works which were published anonymously. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.