(1627-1704) French Roman Catholic priest and theologian. Appointed to the Chapel Royal, Paris 1662, he became known for his funeral orations.
Bossuet was tutor to the young dauphin (crown prince). He became involved in a controversy between Louis XIV and the pope and did his best to effect a compromise. He wrote an Exposition de la foi catholique 1670 and Histoire des variations des églises protestantes 1688.