Jacques BouillartThis article incorporates unedited text from the public-domainCatholic Encyclopedia, which may be out of date, or may reflect the point of view of the Catholic Church as of 1913. It should be edited to reflect broader and more recent perspectives.
Jacques Bouillart (1669, Diocese of Chartres—December 11, 1726) was a Benedictine monk of the Congregation of St.-Maur. He professed at the Monastery of St. Faron de Meaux in 1687. He was the author of Histoire de l'abbaye royale de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, 1724). This valuable history of the celebrated Benedictine monastery contains biographies of the abbots that ruled over it, since its foundation by Childeric I in 543 and many important historical events relative to the famous abbey. It also contains many illustrations and detailed descriptions of architecture, art and historical documents. Bouillart also edited a martyrology of Usuard. In this publication he attempted to establish the genuineness and authenticity of the manuscript preserved at Saint-Germain-des-Prés, against the Jesuit hagiographer Père Jean-Baptiste Du Sollier (1669-1740), who in his revised edition of Usuard's martyrology had paid no attention to this manuscript.
- De Lama, Bibliotheque des ecrivains de la congregation de Saint-Maur (Munich and Paris, 1882), 128
- Magnoald Ziegelbauer, Historia rei literariae ordinis S. Benedicti (Augsburg and Wurzburg, 1754), IV, 558
- Hugo von Hurter, Nomenclator (Innsbruck, 1893), II, 1201
- Jean-Philippe Le Cerf, Bibliothèque historique et critique des auteurs de la Congrégation de Saint-Maur (The Hague 1726)
- "Jacques Bouillart". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton Company.