Lebrun, Jean Baptiste (Surnamed Desmarets)
Lebrun, Jean Baptiste (surnamed Desmarets)
a French scholar, was born at Rouen, and partly educated at Port Royal. He labored in different dioceses, and died at Orleans, March 19, 1731, never having been willing to proceed to a higher order than that of acolyth. He left an edition (the second) of the Latin work of John, bishop of Avranches, De Divinis Officiis (Rouen, 1679, 12mo): — An edition of St. Paulinus, with notes, etc. (Paris, 1685): — A Concordance of the Books of Kings and Chronicles (Lat.): — Le Voyage Liturgique de France, published under the name of the Sieur de Moleon (Paris, 1718, 8vo): — The Breviaries of Orleans and Nevers: — Lactantius, the edition which passed in MS. to his brother, a bookseller at Rouen, and from him to Langlet du Fresnoy, who published it (2 vols. 4to). He was working at a new edition of the Martyrology of Usuardus when he was put into the Bastile, where he remained five years. See Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.