Champion (De Pontalier), FrançoIse

Champion (De Pontalier), Françoise a French theologian, was born at Rennes, Oct. 21. 1731. He became a Jesuit, Sept. 19, 1752, and went to Paris. On the abolition of his order in France he retired first to Orleans, near his brother, and then to Rennes, 'where he pursued theological studies, and died Sept. 10, 1812. The following are the titles of his principal works: Varietes d'un Philosophe Provincial (Paris, 1767, 12mo): Le Tresar du Chretiens (ibid. 1778, 2 vols. 12mo, etc.): Le Theologien Philosophe (ibid. 1786, 2 vols. 8vo):Nouvelles Lectures de Pitef (Rennes, 1804, 4 vols. 12mo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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