Dubois, Gerard a French Church historian, was born at Orleans in 1629. He became a member of the congregation of the Oratory in 1650, and taught rhetoric there several years. He wrote the concluding volume of the Ecclesiastical History of Le Comte, including a life of the latter (1683). He was commissioned by Harlay, archbishop of Paris, to undertake a History of the Church of Paris, the first volume of. which (1690) carries it down to 1108. Du Bois died at Paris, July 1, 1696, leaving the second volume unfinished. It was completed by. fathers La Ripe and Desmolets (1710), and brings the history down to 1364. See Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.