Colomb, Jean a learned French theologian, was born at Limoges, November 12, 1688. He entered the Benedictine order in 1707, and died in 1773. Having become collaborator of Rivet, he continued, after the death of that scholar, the Histoire Litteraire de la France. He also wrote Histoire de l'Abbaye de Saint-Vincent du Mans (still in MS.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.