Buffard, Gabriel Charles

Buffard, Gabriel Charles a French canonist, was born at Caen in 1683, in the university of which place he afterwards taught theology. Being obliged to vacate his chair because of his devotion to the doctrine of Jansenius, he retired to Paris, where he was detained for a time in the Bastile. He died at Paris, Dec. 3, 1763. He wrote, Defense de la Declaration de Assemblue du Clerge de 1682, translated from the Latin of Bossuet (Paris, 1735):-Essai de Dissertation pour Faire Voir l'Inutilite des Nouveaux Formulaires (ibid. 1738). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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