Morin, Pierre

Morin, Pierre a French scholar, was born at Paris in December, 1531. He was a man of great attainments in languages, belles-lettres, and ecclesiastic antiquity. From France passing into Italy, he stopped at Venice, where Paulus Manucius secured him for his printing establishment. He lectured as professor of Greek and cosmography at Vicenza and Ferrara. By recommendation of San Carlo Borromeo he went to Rome in 1575, and there popes Gregory XIII and Sixtus V employed him on the editions of the Septuagint (1587), the Vulgate (1590, fol.), the Bible translated from the Septuagint into Latin (Rome, 1591, 3 volumes, fol.), the Decretals till Gregory VII (Rome, 1591, 3 volumes, fol.), and on the collection of the general councils (Rome, 1608, 4 volumes). He died before the completion of this his last work, some time in 1608. He bears the reputation of a pious, modest, and learned man. Besides the works enumerated, we possess of him, Traite du bon Usage des Sciences, published with some others of his writings by Quetif in 1675; a Latin translation from St. Basil's discourses on the forty martyrs, and of a dozen selected sermons of St. Chrysostom.

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