Danes, Pierre

Danes, Pierre a French scholar and bishop, was born at Paris in 1497. When quite young, he entered the College of Navarre, where he was appointed first professor of Greek in 1530. In 1545 he was present at the Council of Trent, and his address, which he delivered there in the following year, was printed at the instance of Francis I. When Henry II ascended the throne, he appointed Danes, in 1547, as tutor to the dauphin, afterwards Francis II. In 1548 he was elected to the see of Lavaur, and died at St. Germain des Pres, April 23, 1577. He wrote a number of historical works and addresses. See Abrege de la Vie du Cel. Pierre Danes (Paris, 1731); Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B.P.)

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