Vert, Claude De
Vert, Claude de a French liturgist, was born in Paris, Oct.. 4,1645, educated by the canons of St. Genevieve at Nanterre, entered the Order of St. Benedict, and became bishop of Gap. After traveling in Italy, he was made treasurer to the Abbey of Clugny, visitor of the order, and vicar-general in 1694. In 1695 he obtained the priory of St. Peter at Abbeville, and died there May 1, 1708. He made the ceremonies of the Church his particular study, and tried to explain them both literally and historically. For his works, see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé. s.v.