Thiers, Jean Baptiste

Thiers, Jean Baptiste a French divine, was born at Chartres, Nov. 11, 1636. He was professor at the College du Plessis in Paris, and was, in 1666, appointed to the incumbency of Champrond in Gastine (Chartres). Here he came in conflict with the archdeacon of Chartres, and went to Ribraye (Meuse), where he died, Feb. 28, 1703. He wrote, De Festorum Diesrum Imminutione (Lyons, 1668), which was placed on the Index "donec corrigatur" Traite de l'Exposition du S. Sacrament de I'Autel (Paris, 1673): —Traite des Superstitions selon Ecriture Sainte (ibid. 1679): —Dissert. sur la Sainte Larme de Vend6me (ibid. 1696), against which Mabillon wrote a rejoinder, Lettre d'un Benedictin a Mgr. de Jelois (ibid. 1700). Against the priesthood he wrote, Avocat des Pauvres (ibid. 1676): —Histoire des Perruques (ibid. 1690). He also wrote some historical work's, for which see Niceron, Memoires pour Servir, etc., vol. 11; Dupin, Nouvelle Biblioth. vol. 19; Theolog. Universal-Lex. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v. (B. P.)

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