Busch (Lat Buschius), Hans (or Arnold)

Busch (Lat. Buschius), Hans (Or Arnold)

a Dutch theologian, was born in 1399 (or 1400) at Zwolle, in Overyssel.. He studied theology at the monastery Windesheim, and was appointed canon in 1419 (or 1420). According to some authorities, he, also became prior of Sulten, in the diocese of Hildesheim, in Saxony. He -acquired a great renown through his indefatigable zeal, firmness, and tact, with which he reformed the monasteries in Frisia, Westphalia, and Saxony, in spite of the resistance of monks and nuns. He died in 1477 or 1479. He is the author of a chronicle of the monastery Windesheim, entitled De Viris Illustribus Ordinis sui et Monasterii Windesimensis (2d ed. by H. Roswey- dus, Antwerp, 1628) : — De Reformatione Monasteriorum Quorundam Saxonice, libri iv (reprinted in Leibnitii Scriptt. Brunsvic.ii, 476 sq., 806 sq.). Both these were -originally published at Antwerp in 1621. Trithemius .mentions other works of this writer in MS. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Schlegel, Kirchen-und Reformationsgeschichte von Nor-ddeutschland (Han-over, 1828); Klippel, in Herzog's Real- Encyklop. . v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclopedie des Sciences Religieuses, - s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B. P.)

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