Chatel, Jean, a French fanatic, was born in Paris about 1575, and studied divinity under the Jesuits, and philosophy in the University of Paris. He regarded Henry IV as a heretic, and, was: impelled by. religious fanuaticism to stab him, Dec. 27,1594. It was thought that he had been instigated by the Jesuits, but he declared to the last that he acted entirely of his own accord. He was executed Dec. 29,1594. See Biog. Universelle, -s.v.