Blanckart, Nikolaus

Blanckart, Nikolaus a Carmelite, was a native of Utrecht, and joined his order at Cologne. In 1546 he held a public disputation on the doctrine of purgatory, and was made licentiate of theology; in 1551 he was appointed professor of theology and dean of the theological faculty at Cologne. In the same year he also. went to Trent to attend the council there. He died in 1555 at Cologne. He wrote against Calvin, Judicium Johannis Calvini de Sanctorum Reliquiis Collatum cum Orthodoxorum S. Ecclesiae Catholicas Patrum Sententia, etc. (Cologne, 1551). He also prepared a translation of the Bible in Low German, which was published in 1548. See Streber, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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