Baltus, Jean FrançoIs
Baltus, Jean François a Jesuit, born at Metz, June 8th, 1667. He became a Jesuit in 1682, and in 1717 was called to Rome to examine the books written by the members of his company. Returning to France, he was, in succession, rector of several colleges of his order, and died at Rheims, librarian of the college, March 19th, 1743. He wrote, Reponse a Histoire des Oracles de' M. Fontenelle (Strasb. 1707 and 1709, 8vo): — Defense des Saints Peres accuses de Platonisme (Paris, 1711, 4to); new ed. under the title Purete du Christianisme (Paris, 2 vols. 8vo, 1838): — Defense des Propheties de la Religion Chretienne (1737, 3 vols. 12mo), with other works. — Biog. Universelle.