Gabriel Cossart

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Gabriel Cossart (1615–1674) 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.[1] As a scholar he collaborated with Philippe Labbe.

He engaged in controversy over Petrus Ramus with François du Monstier.[2]



  1. ^ Raymond E. Wanner, Claude Fleury, 1640-1723, as an Educational Historiographer and Thinker (1975), p. 3.
  2. ^ Annotation: Pere Cossart, du Monstier, and Ramus' Protestantism in the Light of a New Manuscript