Monniotte, Jean-francois

Monniotte, Jean-Francois a French Benedictine monk, was born at Besanlon in 1723. He early entered the Congregation of St. Maur, and subsequently taught philosophy and mathematics in the abbey of St. Germain-des-Pres, at Paris. After the suppression of his order, he withdrew to the village of Tigery, near Corbeil, where he died, April 29, 1797. He was the editor of the Institutiones Philosophime of Francois Rivard (Paris, 1778 and 1780, 4 volumes, 12mo). It is an erroneous opinion which Courbier and other bibliographers have entertained that Monniotte should be considered the author of L 'Art du Facteur d'Oguues, published, under the name of Bedos de Celles, in the Description des Arts et Aetiers (1769, fol.). See Feller, Dict. Biog. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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