Platel, Jacques a French theologian, was born at Bersee, a village of Artois, in the year 1608. He joined the Jesuits, and taught philosophy and theology at Douai. He was regarded as a man of some learning, and his writings were received favorably. He died Jan. 7, 1681, at Douai. His works are, Synopsis curses theologici (Douai, 1654, fol.; 6th ed. 1706): — Auctoritas contra physicam prae determinatioionem (ibid. 1669-1673, 2 vols. 12mo).