Pavanne, Jacques a Christian martyr to the Protestant cause, was born in France about the opening of the 16th century. He became an early convert to the Reformation doctrines, but in 1524, at Christmas, recanted. After this he lost his peace of mind, and could do nothing but weep and sigh, until he was one day brought before the tribunal of the Sorbonne because he had been to Meaux, and had had converse with the heretical teachers. This was all that Pavanne desired another opportunity to confess his true Lord and his cause. "He felt his mind relieved as soon as the fetters were fastened on his limbs, and recovered all his energy in the open confession of Jesus Christ" (D'Aubigne). The proceedings against him were conducted with all possible despatch, and a very short time had elapsed before a pile was erected in the Place de Grove, on which Pavanne made a joyful end. See D'Aubigne, Hist. of the Reformation, 3:482, 483.