Tourieux, Nicolas Le
Tourieux, Nicolas Le a French divine, was born at Rouen, April 30,1640, and was sent to the Jesuits College at Paris. He completed his-philosophical studies at the College de Grassius, and was appointed vicar of St. Itienille des Tormesent at Rouen. In 1675 he gained the prize given by the French Academy; and, reflecting upon the inconsiderate manner in which he had engaged in all the duties of the priesthood, he renounced it, but was afterwards persuaded to resume the sacred functions by M. de Sacy. His talents procured him a benefice in the holy chapel and the priory of Villers, which the archbishop of Rouein gave him. He spent his last years at his priory of Villerssur Frere in Tardenois, in the diocese of Soissons. His death occurred suddenly at Paris, Nov. 28, 1686. The principal among his numerous works are, La Vie de Jesus Christ. Meilleure Mianiere d'Entendre la At Messe, Annee
Chretienne (Paris, 1685, 13 vols. 12mo) a French translation of the Romnac Breviary (4 vols. 8vo). An Abridgment of the Principal Theological, Treatises (4to) is also ascribed to Tourneux.