Compand (Compan, or Compano), Jean

Compand (Compan, or Compano), Jean a French priest and religious writer, was born at Dalon, in the diocese of Pamiers, in 1771. He was a pupil at the seminary of Cahors, in charge of the priests of SaintLazare, having entered that celebrated order; and after having taught philosophy in several seminaries of the province, he was called to the same position in the seminary of Saint-Firmin, at Paris. Later he was almoner of the Hotel des Invalides, and eventually superior of the seminary at Toulouse. The Revolution forced him to seek an asylum, first at Barcelona, and then at Rome. After twelve years of exile he returned to the capital of Languedoc, where he accepted a chair of theology, and occupied it until 1830.. He died February 7, 1835, leaving Traite des Dispenses de Collet (with notes, corrections, additions, and explanations): — Histoire de la Vie de Jesus-Christ (composed at the request of madame Louise, daughter of Louis XV). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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