Caytan, Louis Albert

Caytan, Louis Albert a Belgian writer, was born at Roulers in 1742. In 1774 he became pastor at Notre Dame, in Bruges; in 1790 he was made canon of the city and censor of books. After this he became one of the three secretaries of the general vicariate of the bishopric of Bruges, and was associated with the vicariate in 1798. He remained general vicar until 1802, which is the date of the reunion of the two dioceses of Gand and of Bruges. At the close of the 18th century Caytan was still firm and energetic in the midst of the agitations' caused by the French Revolution, and he even suffered imprisonment in consequence. He died in 1813, in the hospital for strangers. In a life so full of agitation, Caytan still found the calmness to write and publish several historical and religious books. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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