Dore, Pierre (Lat. Petrus Auratus), a French theologian, born at Orleans about 1500, joined the Dominicans at Blois in 1514, was admitted into the Sorbonne in 153S, became prior of his monastery in 1545, and directed for a long time the college at Chilons-sur-Marne. He was court-preacher, and acquired great celebrity by his violent denunciations of the Protestants. He died at Paris, May 19, 1559, leaving many writings with odd titles and contents. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.