Brumoy, Pierre

Brumoy, Pierre a Jesuit writer, was born at Rouen in 1688, and settled at Paris, where he took part in the Journal de Trevoux. He undertook, at the command of his superiors, a continuation of the Histoire de l'Eglise Gallicone by Longueval and Fontenay. He lived but to write two volumes (the 11th and 12th), and died April 16, 1742. He is perhaps best known by his Theatre des Grecs, containing translations of the Greek tragedians, with observations, etc. (last edit. much enlarged, Paris, 1825, 16 vols. 8vo). — Biog. Univ. 6, 99; Landon, Eccl. Dict. 2, 425.

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