Gaillard, De Lonjumeau John

, bishop of Apt from 1673 to 1695, in which year he died, is chiefly memorable for having first projected a great and universal “Historical Dictionary,” in the execution of which work he employed and patronized Moreri, who was his almoner. Towards the perfecting of this undertaking, he had researches made in all the principal libraries of Europe, but | particularly in the Vatican. Moreri, in dedicating his firsi edition to his patron, pays him the highest encomiums, which he is said to have -very thoroughly deserved, by his love for the arts, and still more by his virtues. 1