Cerveau, Rene a French writer, was born at Paris, May 22,1700. He made himself remarkable by his zeal for Jansenism, and was one of the principal editors of the Necrologe des plus Celebres Defenseurs et Confesseurs de la Verite (Paris, 1760-78,12mo). He died in Paris, April 15, 1780, leaving also, L'Esprit de Nicole (ibid. 1765, 12mo): —Poeme sur le Symbole des Apotres et sur les Sacsrements (ibid. 1768, 12mo): —Cantiques (ibid. eod.
12mo): —Les Mysteres de Jesus Christ (ibid. 1770, 12mo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.