Briet, Philippe

Briet, Philippe a learned French Jesuit, was born at Abbeville about 1600, and, in conjunction with Pere Cossart, had the care of the Jesuits' library at Paris. He died December 9, 1668. Among his works are, Parallea Geographiae Veteris et Novae (1648, 1649, 3 volumes, 4to; the part relating to Asia and Africa was by some unaccountable accident lost before publication): — Annales Mundi, sive Chronicon Universale ab Orde Condito ad ann. Christi, 1663 (Paris, 1662,1663, 7 volumes, 12mo). He also assisted in the Concordia Chronologica of Cossart (ibid. 1670, 5 volumes, fol.). See Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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