Quetif, Jacques, a French Dominican, was born in Paris Aug. 6, 1618. At a very early age he entered the order, and in 1635 was sent to Bordeaux to study theology. In 1642 he was ordained to the priesthood at Paris. After filling several positions of trust in houses of his order in provincial towns, he was recalled to Paris, in 1652, and placed in charge of the library of the Jacobin convent. Thereafter. he became noted for his bibliographical attainments and his intimate knowledge of the canon law. He died March 2,1698. We have from him: Hieronymi de Medicis Formalis Explicatio Summae Theol. D. Thomae Aquinatis (Paris, 1657, fol.): — Concilii Trid. Canones (ibid. 1666, 12mo): — Vita Hier. Savonarolce (ibid. 1674, 3 vols. 12mo): — Petri Morini Opuscula et Epistolce (ibid. 1675, 12mo): — Scriptores OrdinisPraedicatorum Recensiti (ibid. 1719 sq. 2 vols. fol.), left incomplete and continued by Echard. See Scriptores Ordinis
Praedicatorum, ii, 746; Niceron, Memoires, xxiv; Moreri, Dict. Hist. s.v. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.