Nicquet, Honorat an ascetic French author, was born in Avignon August 29, 1585. Admitted in 1602 into the Order of the Jesuits, he taught rhetoric and philosophy during several years; his superiors, informed of his merit, called him to Rome, where they entrusted to him the double duties of censor of the books and theologian of the provost-general. On his return to France he devoted himself to the pulpit, and sought less to please than to reach and edify his hearers. Then he directed successively the colleges of his order at Caen, Bourges, and Rouen. In this latter city he established, under the name of (Euvres de la Misericorde, a charitable society designed to aid the poor and the sick. He died at Rouen May 22, 1667. We have of his works, Le Combat de Geneve, ou falsiications faites pour Genive en la translation Francoise du Nouveau Testament (La Flkehe, 1621, 8vo; Alen9on, 1638, 8vo): — Apologie pour l'ordre de Fontevrauld (Paris, 1641, 8vo): — Histoire de l'ordre de Fontevrauld (ibid. 1642, 4to; Angers, 1642, 1686, 4to); it was composed at the entreaty of the nuns of this order, and dedicated to their superior-general, Jean Baptiste de Bourbon: — Gloria Beati Roberti de Arbrissello (La Fleche, 1647, 12mo); the life of this personage is already found in French in the preceding work: — Titulus sancte Crucis, seu historia et mysterium tituli Crucis (Paris, 1648, 1675, 8vo; Anvers, 1670, 12mo):Physiognomia humana, lib. iv distincta (Lyons, 1648, 4to): — De sancto angelo Gabriele (ibid. 1653, 8vo):— La Vie de Nicolas Gilbert, instituteur de l'ordre de l'Annonciade (Paris, 1655, 8vo): — (La Vie de sainte Solange, vierge et martyre (Bolirges, 1655, 8vo): —
Le Serviteur. de la Vierge, ou traite de la devotion envers la nmere de Dieu (Rouen, 1659. 1665, 1669, 12mo): — Stimulus ingrati animi (ibid. 1661, 8vo): — Nomenclator MAarianus, sive nomina Virginis 11Mariae (ibid. 1664, 4to): — Iconologia Mariana (ibid. 1667, 8vo). He left in manuscript a collection entitled Elogia seu Nomenclator sanctorum et celebriorum in Ecclesia scriptorum, owned by the library of the novitiate of Rouen. See SolwelI, Bibl. script. Soc. Jesu, p. 350, 351; Lelong, Bibl. Hist. de la France, s.v.