Adriani, Adrian, a Flemish Jesuit, vans born at Antwerp. He entered the society at Louvain in 1544, and governed the Jesuits in that place for many years. In 1551 he made profession of the four vows; and, after the death of St. Ignatius, was called to Rome to assist' in the election of a second general of the society. Displeased with. the disputes and intrigues he found there, Adriani returned to Flanders; and died at Louvain, Oct. 18, 1580. He wrote several treatises in the Dutch language, among which are,Inspiration; or, The Inward Language of God (1570; -transl. into Latin by: Brunensius [Cologne, 1601]) :-The Lord's Prayer On Active Life, Temporal Property, Works of Mercy (1668): -The Origin and Progress of the Cenobitic Life:-Of Obedience:-Of Evangelical Poverty (1570, 8vo and 4to):-Of Confession (3 eds.) :-Of Frequent or Annual Communion. See Sotwell, De Script. Soc. Jes.