Caiet (or Cayet), Pierre Victor Palma

Caiet (Or Cayet), Pierre Victor Palma, was born at Montrichard, in Touraine, in 1525. He became a Protestant under the instructions of Peter Ramus, at Paris; afterward studied theology at Geneva, and about 1582 was a minister in Poitou. Catharine of Bourbon made him her chaplain, and brought him to Paris. Here, under the influence of cardinal Duperron, he abjured Protestantism, Nov. 9,1595, became professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages in the college of Navarre, and died March 10, 1610. He left many controversial works, on the motives which led to his conversion; on the Eucharist; on the Mass; on the Church and the Apostolical Succession, etc. His best known works are his Chronologie Septenaire and povennaire, 1598-1604 (Paris, 1605, 8vo). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genesis 9:309.

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