Couturier, Jacob a French theologian, was born at Minot, near La Montague (Burgundy). He was curate of Salives, near Dijon, in the time of the Revolution; was elected deputy to the states-general by the bailiwick of La Montagne, and made himself noticeable by his opposition to the reformers. He refused to take the ecclesiastical oath to the new constitution, and went into exile; but returned to France some time before the 18th Brumaire, and assumed the direction of his parish. He died at Salives, Burgundy, in 1805, leaving Histoire de Ancien Testament (Dijon, 1825). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.