Douai, or Douay

Douai, Or Douay a town in France, of the Department of Nord; it formerly belonged to Flanders. Philip II, in 1561, founded a university here after the model of that of Louvain. In 1568 a Jesuits' college was founded in connection with the university by Jean Lentceilleur, head of the neighboring abbey of Auchin, who devoted part of the revenues of the abbey to the support of the college, which soon became very powerful. Cardinal William Allen (q.v.) established also a college at Douai for the education of Roman Catholic English youth. — Ranke, History of the Papacy, book 6. For the Douai Bible, SEE VERSIONS.

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