A french Orientalist. He was born in Toulouse and studied under Silvestre de Sacy. He published descriptions of the stelae in the Toulouse Museum and various Coptic texts (1833-1835). He visited London in 1838 and copied the manuscript Pistis Sophia, with a view to complete publication of the text, but he issued only a general account of it in 1847. He also published an examination of the doctrines of J. F. Champollion (1847). He was elected to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles- Lettres (1864).
- D’Amat, P. In Dictionnaire de biographie française 12, pp. 71-72.