Balde, Johann Jacob

Balde, Johann Jacob surnamed by his contemporaries "the German Horace," was born at Ensisheim, near Colmar, Alsace, in 1603, and was educated at the University of Ingolstadt. He entered the order of Jesuits in 1624, became in 1638 court preacher at Munich, and afterward confessor of Philip William, duke of Bavaria. He died Aug. 9th, 1668. His principal writings, all of which are written in classic Latin, are — Carmina lyrica libri IV, Epodon

liber, Sylvae lyrico, De vanitate mundi: — Solatium podagricorum (Cologne, 1660): — Opera poetica (Munich, 1726, 8 vols.), etc. His Uranie victorieuse was rewarded by Alexander VII with a gold medal. A selection of his works was published by Orelli (Zurich, 2d ed. 1818) and by Cleska (Augsbg. 1829, 2 vols.); a biography by Cleska (Numbers 1842).

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