Cochin, Jacques Denis
Cochin, Jacques Denis a French theologian and philanthropist, was born in Paris, January 1, 1726. He was made pastor of St. Jacques-du-Haut-Pas in 1756, and became famous by his zeal and charity. In 1780 he conceived the idea of founding a hospital for the poor in the faubourg St. Jacques, himself subscribing 37,000 Francs for that purpose, and, with the liberality of others, the building was finished in July 1782. Abbe Cochin died June 3, 1783, at Paris, leaving several devotional works, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.