Chastelain, Claude

, canon of the cathedral church of Paris, his native place, where he was born in 1639, possessed a very superior degree of knowledge in the liturgies, rites, and ceremonies of the church; and had for that purpose travelled over Italy, France, and Germany; studying every where the particular customs of each separate church. He died 1712, aged seventy-three, leaving a “Universal Martyrology,Paris, 1709, 4to, and the “Life of St. Chaumont,1697, 12mo. He also published the “Hagiographicai Dictionary,” which was inserted by Menage in his etymologies of the French tongue, with great praise of the author, as one whose merit was not duly estimated by the age he lived in. 2