Peter (Pierre) of St Andre
Peter (Pierre) Of St. Andre (known also as Jean Antoine Rampalle), a French ecclesiastic, was born in 1624 at L'Isle (comte Venaissin). After having taken in 1640 the garb of the barefoot Carmelites under the name of Pier re de St. Andre, he taught philosophy and theology; became about 1667 general definitor of his order, and died at Rome, in the exercise of these duties, November 29, 1671. Although he left only some odes in praise of St. Theresa, father Cosmo de Villiers claims that he had so much facility in Latin poetry that he was regarded as a second Baptiste Mantouan. We have of his works, Historia generalis Fratrum Miscalceatorum ord. de Monte-Carmelo (Rome, 1668- 1671, 2 volumes, fol.); this history is the continuation of that undertaken by father Isidore de St. Joseph, who died in 1666: — Le Religieux dans la Solitude (Lyons, 1668, 12mo): — La Vie du B. Jean de la Croix (Aix, 1675, 8vo). He has translated into French the Voyage a l'Orient (1659, 8vo), and the Vie du Pere Dominique de Jesus-Marie, two works of Esprit Julien, as well as the Madeleine penitente et convertie, and the Alexis of father Brignole-Sale. A Traite de la Physionomie naturelle and two sacred tragedies are also attributed to him, which, in all probability, are by an homonymous poet, Antoine Rampalle, known by a verse from the A rt Poetique of Boileau (chapter 4, verse 35). See De Villiers, Biblioth. Carmelitana, 2:545; Achard, Dict. Hist. de la Provence; Barjavel, Biog. du Vancluse, 2:295.-Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 40:198.