Fabri, Honore

Fabri, Honore a learned Jesuit, was born at Bugey, in France, in 1607. He entered the novitiate of the order of Jesuits at Avignon in 1626, taught philosophy and mathematics at the College of Lyons, and was subsequently called to Romne and appointed grand penitentiary. He was an indefatigable worker, and acquired great proficiency in almost every branch of learning, especially in natural sciences. He claimed to have taught the circulation of the blood before the publication, of the celebrated work of Harvey on the subject. He died at Rome in 1688. He wrote several works in defense of the casuistic writers of his order against the attacks of the Jansenists: Pithanophilus (Rome, 1659): — Note in Notas Wilhelmi Wendrockii ad Ludovici Montaltii Litteras (Cologne, 1659): — Ludovici Montaltii epistolares Libelli ad provincialem refutati (Cologne, 1660): — Apologeticus doctrinae moralis societatis Jesu (Lyons, 1670): — a summary of scholastic the. ology (Summula theologica, Lyons, 1699), and a large number of scientific, polemical, and other works. He bequeathed his MSS. to the establishment of the Jesuits at Lyons. Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 16:945.

 
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