Blioul, Jean Du

Blioul, Jean Du a Flemish divine of the order of Cordeliers, was born in Hainault in the 16th century. After making a voyage to Jerusalem, he settled at Besancon, where he published an account of his journey under the title, Voyage de Hierusalem et Pelerinage des Saints Lieux de la Palestine (Cologne, 1600, 8vo; 1602, 16mo). Blioul wrote some other works, and filled the office of grand-penitentiary at Besancon. He did not live in the convent of his order, but in a chapel in which he voluntarily secluded himself. See Biog. Universelle, v, 584; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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