Abbe Théophile Moreux
Abbe Théophile Moreux (1867-1954) was a renowned French astronomer and meteorologist. He was ordained a priest in 1891 and became a professor of Mathematics and later, in 1907, he built his own observatory.
In 1924 he published L’Atlantide A-T-Elle Existé?  (Atlantis does it Exist?) in which claimed that the Atlantis legend must have had an historical foundation.
During World War II, at the age of 76, he was imprisoned for a few weeks for criticising Herr Hitler.