Courtot, Jean a French theologian, was born at Arnay-le-Duc. He entered the congregation of the Oratory in 1632, and was distinguished for ill-will towards the Jesuits. Bourgoing, general of the Oratorians, banished him to Joyeuse, and he was finally excluded from the Oratory in 1652. He died in 1665, leaving, Manuale Catholicorum (Paris, 1651), under the name bf Alytophile; republished, with numerous additions (ibid. 1663); condemned in 1664 and burned: — and several controversial pieces, mostly under the pseudonym of Jean Cordier. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.