Hylaret, Maurice a French theologian, was born at Angoulême Sept. 5, 1539. In 1551 he entered the order of the C' Cordeliers." About 1552 he went to Paris to continue his studies, and returned to Angoulême in 1557 to be ordained for the priesthood. He now devoted his time exclusively to the study of theology, and in 1562 was made a professor of philosophy, and a short time later a professor of theology. In 1566 he made himself quite conspicuous by a public controversy with the Calvinist Godet. In 1568 he was called to the Sorbonne, and was honored with the doctorate two years later. Henceforward he preached much, and the celebrity he gained as a pulpit orator procured him a position as preacher at Orleans in 1572. He died in December, 1591. His works are, Sacrae Decades quinquepartitce, concones quadragesimales, atque Paschales numero quinquaginta (Lyons, 1591, 2 vols. 8vo): — Concionum per adventum Enneades sacrae quatuor, homilics triginta sex complectentes, e quibus viginti septem priores Joelem prophet. explicant novera vero posteriores Evangelia adventus et festorum per id tempus occurrentium. explicant (Paris, 1591, 8vo): — Homilie in Evangelia dominicalia per totum annum (Paris, 1604, 2 vols. 8vo). Dupin also ascribes to Hylaret De non conveniendo cum haereticis et de non ineundo cum haeretica a viro catholico conjugio (Orl. 1587). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 25, 707 sq.