Blarer (Von Wartensee), Jacob Christoph

Blarer (von Wartensee), Jacob Christoph a Swiss prelate, was born May 11, 1542. He studied at Freiburg, in Breisgau, and was iin 1575 elected prince bishop of Basle. When Blarer entered upon his duties, he found that Protestantism had greatly advanced in' his diocese. But by his perseverance and energy he at last succeeded in restoring the bishopric of Basle. He died April 18, 1608. See Vautrey, Jacques-Christophe Blarer de Wartemnsee, in the Revue lde la Suisse Catholique, 10:65-82; Burckhardt, Die Gegenreformation in den ehemaligen Vogteien Zwingen, Pfeffingen und Birseck des Bisthums Basel (Basle, 1855); Vautrey, Histoire du College de Porrentruy (Porrentruy, 1866); Fiala, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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