Maulmont (or Malmont), Jean De
Maulmont (Or Malmont), Jean De a learned Frenchman, was born in Limousin, in the 16th century, of an ancient noble family, which possessed one of the baronies of Limousin, the chateau of Maumont. Of his personal history but little is known except that he was principal of the College of Saint-Michel, otherwise called Chanac, which had been founded in 1530 by the Pompadour house for the Limousin students. According to La Croix du Maine. "Maulmont was a very learned man, master of many languages, especially the Greek, a great theologian, and a prolific orator." He was an intimate friend of Julius Scaliger. Many of his contemporaries have pretended that he was the true author of the translation of Plutarch which bears the name of Amyot; this assertion has been refuted by La Monnoye in a note on L'Anti-Baillet of Menage. We have of Maulmont's works, Les OEuvres de Saint Justin, philosophe et martyr (Paris, 1538, fol.): — Les Histoires et Chroniques du Monde, tirees tant du gros volume de Jean Zonare, auteur Byzantin, que de plusieurs autres scripteurs Hebreux et Grecs, avec annotations (Paris, 1563, fol.):
—Les graves et saintes remontrances de l'empereur Ferdinand au pope Pie IV sur le Concile de Trente (Paris, 1563, 8vo): — Remontrances Chretiennes en forme d'epitre a la reine d'Angleterre, trad. Du Latin de Hierosme Oserias, evesque Portugalois (Paris, 1653, 8vo). The same author has written in Italian a life of Rene de Birague, chancellor of France, who died in 1583, and the Gallia Chrtistiana quotes it as a correct and usefulwork. See La Croix du Maine et DuVerdier, Biblioth. Francoises; Goujet, Biblioth. Francoises, vol. xii; Gallia Christiana, 6:571. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, vol. 34, s.v.