1559-1651. Jesuit scholar. Born at Riom, Auvergne, France, he studied at the Jesuit college in Billom, and became a member of the order in 1576. He taught literature at Pont-à-Mousson and Paris (1581-90) and was secretary to the Jesuit general, C. Aquaviva, in Rome (1590- 1608). He returned to Paris, becoming rector of the Collège de Clermont (1617) and confessor to Louis XIII (1637-43). One of the greatest scholars of the age, from 1610 he published many works, especially editions of the Fatherse.g., Fulgentius, , Theodoret, , and Rufinus. He also distinguished between and Pseudo-Dionysius.