Billy, Jean De

Billy, Jean de a French theologian, was born at Guise about 1530. He was elder brother of Jacques and of Godefroy, pursued the ecclesiastical profession, obtained some benefices, and was at first very worldly in his mode of living; but having been rescued from death by fire, he resigned the abbeys in his possession, and entered the Carthusian order. He was prior of Mont-Dieu and of Bourbon-lez-Goillon, where he died, June 30, 1580. He wrote, Des Sectes et des Heresies de nostre Temps, etc.; translated from the Latin of Stanislas Hosius, bishop of Varmie in Poland (Paris, 1561): — Dialogue de la- Perfection de Charite; translated from the Latin of Denis of Rickel, named also Dyonisius Carthusianus (ibid. 1570): — Homelie de Saint Jean Chrysostome, entitled Que Personne n'est Offense que de Soimeme; avec deux Sermons de Saint Augustin, translated into French (ibid. 1751): — Le Manuel du Chevalier Chretien;. translated from the Latin of John of Lansperge (ibid. 1573): — Exhortation au Peuple Francois pour

Exercer les Euvres de Misericorde Envers les Pauvres, etc. (ibid. 1572; 1584). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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