Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Calmet, Augustine, historical writer, was born in 1672, in Lorraine. In 1689 he joined the order of the Benedictines, becoming the head of several monasteries in succession. He compiled voluminous works, among them a Commentary on the Bible, Historical and Critical Dictionary of the Bible, History of the Bible and of the Jews, and a Universal History. He died in 1757 at Paris.