Salian, Jacques, a learned French Jesuit, was born at Avignon in 1557. He was admitted in 1578 into the Institute of St. Ignatius, where he taught theology, and also in the province of Lyons. He was rector of the College of Besaneon, and while on a visit to Paris died of apoplexy, Jan. 23, 1640. His principal work is entitled Annales Ecclesiastici V.T. (1619).