Colbert Charles-Joachim, a relative of the great Colbert, was born at Paris, June 11, 1667, became vicar of Rouen, and general agent of the French clergy. In 1797 he was made bishop of Montpellier, and devoted himself a great deal to induce the Reformed to apostatize. It was under his episcopate that the noted catechism called Catechisme de Montpellier was drawn up by father Poujet. Colbert, in several pastorals and mandements, opposed the bull Unigenitas (q.v.). Some of his writings (3 vols. 4to, 1740) were condemned at Rome. He died April 8,1738. — Hoefer, Nouvelle Biog. Generale, 11:114.