Poitier, Pierre Louis

Poitier, Pierre Louis a French religious writer, was born Dec. 26, 1745, at Havre. As soon as he had taken holy orders, he was appointed superior of the seminary of Rouen, by cardinal La Rochefoucauld, archbishop of that city. After submitting to the law which exacted the constitutional oath of clergymen, he recalled it, and retired to the seminary of St. Firmin, at Paris, where he perished, Sept. 2, 1792, with almost all his companions. He left some works of edification, which had several editions. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 40, 582.

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