Canteleu, Nicolas, a French hagiographer of the Benedictine order, was born at Saint-Valery- sur-Somme, Picardy. He entered that order at Vendome in 1649, and was sent to Saint-Germain-des-Pres, where he became sacristan, and after distinguishing himself by his piety, died, June 29, 1662, leaving, Insinuationes Divince Pietatis, seu Vita et Revelationes S. Gertrudis
Virginis et Ebbatisce ord. S. Bened. (Paris, 1662, a posthumous work). See Hoefer, Nouv, Biog. Generale, s.v.