Mouton, Jean Baptiste Sylvain
Mouton, Jean Baptiste Sylvain a noted French ecclesiastic and devoted adherent to the Jansenistic movement, was born in 1740 at Charite-surLoire. Having entered the service of the Church, he ardently devoted himself to bring about ecclesiastical reforms, and zealously embraced the Jansenistic cause as one sure to result favorably for the purity of the Church. He was, however, persecuted on that account. and finally quitted his native country and went over to Holland, and there labored with the Jansenists until his death, June 13, 1803, at Utrecht. He published Nouvelles Ecclesiastiques, first at Paris and afterwards at Utrecht. See Qudrard, La France Litteraire, s.v.; Mordri, Dict. Hist. s.v.