Seguy, Joseph a French Roman Catholic preacher, was born at Rodez in 1689. He was early remarkable for eloquence, and in 1729 was appointed to deliver before the French Academy a eulogy on St. Louis, for which cardinal de Fleury rewarded him with the abbey of Genlis. His success in other discourses was so great that the Academy, in 1736, gave him the prize for poetry. Seguy bore the title of preacher to the king, and continued his ministry till advanced age, when he retired to a canonicate that he held at Meaux. He died March 12, 1761. Some of his sermons have been published.