Fourmont, Michel a famous French Orientalist, was born at Herblay, September 28, 1690, and died at Paris, February 5, 1746. He was professor of Syriac at the royal college in Paris, and member of the Academy of Inscriptions. Many of his dissertations are found in the Memoires of the academy. See Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Freret, Eloge de l'Abbe Fourmont, in Hist. de l'Acadamie des Inscriptions, 18:432; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.