Piny, Alexandre a French ascetic writer of much celebrity, was born at Barcelonnette in 1640. He joined the Dominican Order, and then taught theology at Aix; was called to Paris in 1676, and there was the director of the novitiate in the houses of his order. He was more distinguished for the holiness of his life than for his writings. He died at Paris Jan. 28, 1709. Of these we mention Cursus philosophicus (Lyons, 1670, 5 vols. 12mo): — Summte S.
Thomae Compendium (ibid. 1680, 4 vols. 12mo): — La Clef du par amour (ibid. 1682, 12mo): — La Vie cachae (Paris, 1685, 12mo), etc. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 40, 285.