Chardon, Charles (or Claude) Mathias
Chardon, Charles (Or Claude) Mathias, a French theologian, was born at Ivoi- Carignan, Lorraine, Sept. 22, 1695. He took, the vows of the reformed order of St. Benedict, July 3,1712, in the Abbey of St.Vanne, at Verdun. -He taught rhetoric,-philosophy, and theology at Novies-Moines, near Rethel; was acquainted with Greek, Hebrew, and Syriac, and had a profound knowledge of ecclesiastical history He was dispossessed in 1730, because of his opposition to the bull Usmqienitus, and died at St. Arnould de Metz, Oct. 20, 1771, leaving, Histoire des Sacrements, a very elaborate work (Paris, 1745, 6 vols. 12mo; translated into Italian, Brescia, 1758, 3 vols. 4to):-Histore des Variations dans la Discipline de Englise (MS.):-Contsle les Incrsedules Modernes (MS.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.