Columbi, Jean a French theologian and historian of the Jesuit order, was born in 1592, at Manosque, in Provence. He was successively, in the College of Lyons, professor of rhetoric, of philosophy, of theology, and of Holy Scriptures, and died at Lyons, December 11, 1679, leaving, De Rebus Gestis Episcoporum Valentinorum et Diensium (Lyons, 1638): — Quod Joannes Montlucius noon Fuerit Haereticus (1640): — De Rebus Gestis Episcoporum Vivarensium (1651): — De Rebus Gestis Episcoporum Vasionensium (1656): — Commentaria in Sacram Scripturam (Lyons, 1656, vol. 1): — De Rebus Gestis Episcoporumn Listariensium (1663). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.