Canisius, Jacobus, a Dutch theologian and Jesuit, was born at Calcar (duchy of Cleves). He joined early the order of Jesuits, and taught philosophy and modern languages. He died at Ingolstadt, May 27, 1647. His extant writings are, Fons Salutis, seu Primumr Omnium Sacramentorumr Baptismus (Cologne, 1626):Meditationes Sacrce de Christo et Beatissima ,Virgine (Munster, 1628): -Ars Artium, seu de Bono Mortis, under the pseudonym of Christianus Tanasophistus (1630): — Vitce Sanctorum (translated from the Spanish of P. Ribadeneira, eod.): — ,-Sermons of Father Mastrille (translated from the Italian into Latin, eod.: — Hypeerdulia Mariana, a Jeanne Berchmanno Exercita (Munster, 1636). See Hoefer. Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.