Born at Rouen 19 January, 1639; he entered the Dominican Order in that city,
9 May, 1655. His literary labours were very vast, and in 1677 he published
at Paris the first volume of his huge History. Some passages
were very sharply criticized, and even censured, but in the preface to the
third edition (aris, 1699, 8 volumes, folio) the author, whilst fully
submitting to the Holy See, tactfully defends himself. He died of old age
in the convent of S. Jacques at Paris, 21 August, 1724.