Daniel, Gabriel

Daniel, Gabriel a French ecclesiastical writer, was born at Rouen in 1649. When eighteen years of age he joined the Jesuits. After he had taught for some years in the college at Rouen with great success, his superiors sent him to Paris as librarian of the "domus professae" of his society, where he died in 1728. His most important work is L'Histoire de'France (Paris, 1713, also 1755- 60, 3 volumes), against which Mezerai wrote his Observations Critiques:also Recueil de Divers Ouvrages: Philosophiques: Theologiques, Apologytiques et Critiques (ibid. 1724. 3 volumes). See Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religienses, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v.; Encyclop. Brit. (9th ed.) s.v. (B.P.)

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