Bathe (or Bates), William
Bathe (Or Bates), William an Irish Jesuit, was born in Dublin in 1564. His parents, although Protestants, placed him under the care of a Roman Catholic instructor, and afterwards sent him to Oxford. He left England, and in 1596 became a Jesuit. Having spent some time among the Jesuits of Flanders, he travelled into Italy, and completed his studies at Padua, from which he passed into Spain, having been appointed to govern the Irish seminary at Salamanca. He died at Madrid, June 17, 1614. He published an Introduction to the Art of Music (Loud. 1584): — Janua Linguarum (Salamanca, 1611): — and several theological treatises. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.