Gabriel Cossart


Gabriel Cossart (22 November 1615 – 18 September 1674)[1] was a French Jesuit, known as a historian. He taught rhetoric at the College de Clermont. He was a librarian there, described as “worldly-wise”, and a promoter of the careers of his students.[2] As a scholar he collaborated with Philippe Labbe.

Philippe Labbé, Gabriel Cossart. Sacrosancta Concilia ad Regiam Editionem Exacta. Paris: s.n. 1642.

He engaged in controversy over Petrus Ramus with François du Monstier.[3]



  1. ^ Thompson Cooper (1874). A New Biographical Dictionary: Containing Concise Notices of Eminent Persons of All Ages and Countries: and More Particularly of Distinguished Natives of Great Britain and Ireland. Macmillan. p. 448.
  2. ^ Raymond E. Wanner, Claude Fleury, 1640-1723, as an Educational Historiographer and Thinker (1975), p. 3.
  3. ^ Annotation: Pere Cossart, du Monstier, and Ramus' Protestantism in the Light of a New Manuscript