Clemencet, Charles

Clemencet, Charles, a French Benedictine of the congregation of; St. Maur, was born about 1704 at Painblanc, in-Autun; joined his order in 1723 at Vendome; and died at the monastery Blanes-Manteaux, in Paris, April 5, 17-78. 'His chief productions are: L'Art des Verifier les Dates, etc. (Paris, 1750; ,an important work, conceived and imperfectly executed by Maturice d'Antine, revised by Clemencet and completed by Francois Clement):— Histoire Generale de Port-Royal (Amsterdam, 1755, 10 vols.):— Histoire Generale des Ecrivains de Port-Royal (ibid. 1770). See Jocher,

Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B.P.J.)

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