Valentin, Pierre a French painter, was born at Coulommiers-en-Brie, near Paris, in: 1600. He studied painting, and went to Rome at an early age, where he remained during the rest of his life. He painted the Martyrdom of Sts. Processo and Martinicmo (thought to be his best performance): — Decollation of St. John: — St. Peter Denying. — Christ; Judith with the Head of Holofernes: — The Judgment of Solomon: — and many others. He was an artist of great promise, but died in the flower of his life, in 1632. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.