Collombet, Francois Zenon
Collombet, Francois Zenon a French Catholic writer, was born at Sieges (Jura), March 28, 1808. In 1827, wishing to embrace the ecclesiastical calling, he was sent to the Seminary of St. Irsnaeus at Lyons; but his progress in theology not being great, he renounced the project of entering orders. Having formed an intimate friendship with one of his co-disciples, M. Gregoire, he prepared, in connection with: him, various works. He died at Lyons, October 16, 1853, leaving numerous translations and other productions, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.