Chalvet, Hyacynthe De

Chalvet, Hyacynthe de a French theologian, was born on Sept. 14, 1605, at Toulouse. He entered, when still quite young, the order of preaching friars, and followed the count of Romorantin to the aid of the city of Candia, which was besieged by the Turks. He stopped there for one year, and started, in September, 1648, to visit the holy places, but was taken captive by the infidels, and was not relieved until 1650. After returning to Toulouse, he printed the first volumes of his Theologus Ecclesiastes, a large work, of which the sixth volume was published at Caen, in 1659. He obtained, in 1662, the chair of theology at the university of that city, and occupied it for fourteen years, having a large concourse of auditors. Chalvet died at Toulouse, in 1683, leaving a work on the Grandeurs de Saint-Joseph, and another on the Avantages de Saint-Dominique. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.

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