Catrou, Francois a French preacher, was born at Paris, Dec. 8,1659, and died Oct. 18,1737. He was intrusted with editing the Journal de Trevaux, a periodical published by the Jesuits, which obtained considerable renown in the 18th century. He also published some historical works, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.