Beauxalmis (Beauxamis, or Beaulxamis), Thomas
Beauxalmis (Beauxamis, Or Beaulxamis), Thomas, a French theologian, of the order of the Carmelites, was born at Melun in 1524. He was curate of St. Paul at Paris, but was removed for having refused to inter Maugiron and other favorites of Henry III. He governed his congregation of Alby in quality of vicargeneral, from 1570 to 1573, and was often employed by king Henry III in important affairs of Church and State. He was afterwards made prior of Ville-Preux, and died at Paris, May 1, 1589. He wrote, in Latin, a Commentary on the Harmony of the Gospels (Paris, 1650): — A Defence of the Worship, Veneration, Intercession, etc., of the Saints (ibid. 1566, 8vo): — Homilies on the Gospels in Lent (ibid. 1567, 8vo); and many other works, in defence of his Church and against Protestant writers. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gen., s.v.