Bremont, Itienne a French theologian, was born at Chateaudun, March 21, 1714. In 1759 he was appointed canon of the Church of Paris; this gave rise to some complaint, and injurious statements concerning him were published in the Gazette Ecclesiastique. He was kept under surveillance by the Parliament of Paris. who, in order to uphold the miracles pretended to be wrought at the tomb of the abbe Paris, held many ecclesiastics in prison. Bremont was eventually obliged to retire into Italy, where he remained till 1773. He died Jan. 25,1793, his end being accelerated by grief occasioned by the imprisonment of Louis XVI. His great work is entitled De la Raison dans l'Homme (Paris, 1785, 1787, 6 volumes, 12mo). This work was so highly thought of, that pope Pius VI addressed a brief on the subject to the author, who, besides, received the congratulations of several of the cardinals and bishops of France. See Biog. Universelle, 5:532.