Campistron, Louis, was a French poet and preacher of the Jesuit order. He was born at Toulouse in 1660, or, according to Querard, in 1656. Having followed, as chaplain, the army of the duke of Vendome to Italy, he became professor of rhetoric. Afterwards he distinguished himself at the court by his funeral sermons, delivered in honor of the two dauphins, son and grandson of Louis XIV, and finally of Louis XIV himself. Near the close of his life he withdrew to Toulouse, where he died, March, 1737, or, according to Querard, 1733. He wrote, Quatre Stances sur la Sympathie: -Ode sur he Judgement Dernier: — Oraisoizs Funebres des Deux Dauphins et de Louis XIV (Toulouse, 1711,1712, and 1715). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.