Briard, Johannes a Flemish theologian, was born at Bailleul in Hainault. He was a doctor of theology, and vice-chancellor of the University of Louvain; a man held in estimation by Erasmus. He died January 15, 1520, leaving Quaestiones Quodlibeticae (Lyons, 1546): — De Contractu Sortis seu Loteriae: — De Caussa Indulgentiarum, etc. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.