Pierquin, Jean a French ecclesiastic, noted especially as a writer, was born February 15, 1672, at Charleville. After taking holy orders, he was in 1699 appointed curate of Chatel, in the Ardennes, where he spent his whole life, dividing his time between works of charity and literary pursuits. He died March 10, 1742. He published, Vie de St. Tuvin, [erlmite (Nancy, 1732, 8vo): — Dissertations physico-theologiques sur la Conception de Jesus dans le Sein de la Vierge Manie, sanmere (Paris, 1742, 12mo), in which work he gives some physical account of the manner in which the divine act of generation took place, etc. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 40:128.