Brice, Frarcois a French Capuchin and Orientalist, was born at Rennes near the close of the 15th century. After having been a missionary in Egypt and Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of the Arabic language, he was called to Rome by the congregation of the Propaganda, which employed him to translate several large works into that language. He died in 1533, at the chateau of Esmont, near Montereau. Some of his translations are as follows: Annalium Ecclesiasticarum Caesaris Baroniii Arabico Epitome (Rome, 1653-71): — Annalium Sacra Creatione Mundi ad Christi Incarnationem Epitome Latino Arabica (ibid. 1655). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.