Cossart, Gabriel

Cossart, Gabriel a French Jesuit, was born at Pontoise in 1615. In 1633 he joined his order, was for some time professor at Paris, and died September 18, 1674. He is the author of Parthenii Patriarchae Constantinopolitani Decretum Synodale (in Greek and Latin, Paris, 1643). He continued and completed the famous collection of councils commenced by abbe Labbe, which he published in 17 volumes folio, with the title, Conciliorum Collectio Maxima ad Regiam Editionem Exacta, Studio Philippi Labbe et Gabrielis Cossartii e Societate Jesu (Parisiis, 1671, 1672). See Kobler, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B.P.)

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