Chapeauville (or Chapeaville), Jean

Chapeauville (or Chapeaville), Jean a Belgian theologian and historian, was born at Liege, Jan. 5, 1551. He studied first at Liege and at Cologne, and then at the University of Louvain, where he received the title of doctor of theology. On his return to his native place (1578) he was appointed examiner of the synod, and the following year pastor of St. Michel, and canon of the Church of St. Pierre. He next taught theology in several seminaries, and showed the greatest devotion during the plague which desolated Liege and its neighborhood in 1581. He was successively inquisitor of the faith, canon of the cathedral, grand penitentiary, grand vicar of the prince-bishop, Ernest of Bavaria, archdeacon-and provost of the chapter of St. Pierre. Chapeauville was honest, grave, and laborious, but he condemned Jean Delvaux, subprior of the Abbey of Stavelot, as guilty of magic and delivered that unfortunate monk to the secular arm. Chapeauville died at Liege, May 11, 1617, leaving several works, of which the principal are, De Casibus Reservatis (Liege, 1596, 8vo; Louvain, 1637, 12mo): —Vita et Miracula Sancti Perpetui, Episcopi Trajectensis (Liege, 1600, 8vo): —De Necessitate et Modo Ministrandi Sacramenta Tempore Pestis (Mayence, 1612, 8vo): — Qui Gesta Pontificum Tungrensium, Trajectensium, et Leodiensium Scripserunt (Liege, 1612-16, 3 vols. 4to), esteemed as a collection of histories originating from Liege, with critical notes. After the death of the author, an abridgment of his life was put at the head of the first volume (May 11. 1617), and the work, with the date of 1618, received the following title: Historia Sacra, Profana, nec non Politica, etc. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v.

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