Couturier (or Cousturier), Pierre (Lat Petrus Sutor)
Couturier (or Cousturier), Pierre (Lat. Petrus Sutor)
a French theologian, was born at Chemere-le-Roy, a village of Laval, in the latter part of the 15th century. Having received the degree of doctor at the Sorbonne, he taught philosophy in the College of St. Barbe. He afterwards became a cenobite, and entered the Carthusian order. In 1519 he was made governor of the Carthusians of Paris. In 1534 he went to another monastery, near Troyes, as prior. He employed his leisure in. writing books against the Protestants. He died June 18, 1537, leaving, De Vita Carthusiana (Paris, 1522; Louvain, 1572; Cologne, 1609): — De Triplici Annce Connubio (Paris, 1523): — De Translatione Biblice (ibid. 1525). In reply to Erasmus he wrote Atapologia (ibid. 1526): — Apologeticum (ibid. eod.): — Apologia (ibid. 1531): — De Potestate Ecclesiae (ibid. 1534, 1546). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.