Patornay, Philippe a French prelate, was born at Salins in 1593. He joined the Order of Minims in 1611, and, after having taught philosophy and theology, devoted himself to preaching. His success in the pulpit caused him to be chosen by Ferdinand de Rye, archbishop of Besanaon, for one of his suffragans, who consecrated him in 1632, under the title of Bishop of Nicopolis. He continued the same duties under the archbishops Francis de Rye and Claude d'Achery. He died at Besancon Aug. 1, 1639. This prelate, versed in ancient languages. only published some Theses upon theology, and left in manuscript several Sermons and an Abrige des Controverses of cardinal Bellarmine. See Dunod, Hist. de 'Eglise de Besancon.