Chauchemer (or Ciaucemer), Francois
Chauchemer (Or Ciaucemer), Francois, a French theologian, was born at Blois. At the age of fifteen he entered the order of the Dominicans and was sent to Paris, to study at the convent of St. Jacques. He distinguished himself there by the ingenuity of his discussions and his ready elocution. He was made doctor of theology in 1.673, and acquired such a reputation by his sermons that he was nominated preacher to the king, with a pension of three hundred livres. In 1678 he became provincial of Paris, and in 1687, prior of the grand convent of Paris. He spent the latter part of his life in composing several works, of which the majority remained in MS. He died Jan. 6, 1713, leaving, among other books, Traitg de Piete, etc. (Paris, 1707) :-Sermons (ibid. 1709). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog, Generale, s.v.