Fronteau, Jean a French archaeologist and controversialist, was born at Angers in 1614. After completing his studies in his native city, he took the habit of a regular canon in the abbey of Toussaint, at Angers. He was called to Paris in 1634, and engaged to teach philosophy, and then theology, at the abbey of St. Genevieve, and was made chancellor of the University of Paris. Being suspected, however, of Jansenism, he was exiled to the diocese of Angers in 1661, but soon called back to Paris, where he remained until his death, April 17, 1662. He wrote, Summa Totius Philosophice (Paris, 1640): — Thomas a Kempis Vindicatus (ibid. 1641): — De Jure Episcoporum (1659): — Φιλοτησία Veterum (1640). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.