Champion, Pierre

Champion, Pierre a French Jesuit and biographer, was born at Avranches, Normandy, Oct. 19, 1631. He entered the order of the Jesuits in 1651, and taught rhetoric ten years. Afterwards he went with a French fleet to Cayenne as chancellor, and on his return settled at Nantes, where he died, June 28, 1701. He wrote, La Vie du Pere Rigouleux (Paris, 1666,1694, 12mo; Lyonsi 1735,1739,12mo): —La Vie du Pere Sallemand. (Paris, 1694, 12mo; Lyons, 1735, 12mo; Avignon, 1826, 12mo): —La Vie des Fondateurs des Maisons de Retraite (Nantes, 1698, 8vo), under the anagram Phonamic. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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