Basin, Thomas

Basin, Thomas a French prelate, was born at Calais, France. He studied philosophy at Paris; in 1431 was assessor of the philosophical faculty of Louvain; and finally bishop of Lisieux. He was a great favorite with king Charles VII, but was obliged to leave the country under his son, Louis XI. He went to Louvain, where he lectured on jurisprudence. From thence he went to Trier, and finally to Utrecht, where pope Sixtus IV appointed him archbishop of Caesarea and vicar to the. bishop, David Burgund, of Utrecht. He died Dec. 30, 1491. He wrote, Res suo Tempore Trajecti Gestce: — a treatise against Paul of Middelburg: and left in MS. Consilium super Processu Puellce Aurelianensis, i.e. a history of the Maid of Orleans. See D'Achery, Spicilegium, vol. iv; Matheus, Analectes, vol. ii; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v.,; Lichtenberger, Encyclopedie des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B. P.)

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