Antoine Touron

Antoine Touron (5 September 1686 – 2 September 1775) was a French Dominican biographer and historian.

He was born at Graulhet, Tarn, France, the son of a merchant, and seems to have joined the Dominicans at an early age. After the completion of his studies he taught philosophy and theology to the students of his province (Toulouse); but the later years of his life were devoted to biography, history, and apologetics. He died at Paris.

He wrote twenty-nine books, dealing largely with the history of the Dominican order and the biographical sketches of its notable men. Père Mortier, in his Histoire des maîtres généraux de l'ordre des frères prêcheurs, made generous use of his Histoire des hommes illustres....

Touron's writings include:


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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