Druys (Lat Drusius), John

Druys (Lat. Drusius), John a Belgian canon, was born at Cumptich, near Tirlemont, in 1568. He studied at St. Trond, at Namur, and at Louvain; joined the order of Premonstrants at the abbey of du Parn, near Louvain, May 29, 1588; taught theology there; in 1604 became deputy for the states of Brabant, and the following year vicar of the circarii of Brabant and Friesland. He was charged by archduke Albert with several missions in connection with ecclesiastical discipline; appointed circarius in Spain in 1630; and finally was counsellor of the state. He died at Brussels, March 25, 1634, leaving,

Visitatio Abas Universitatis Lovanensis (Louvain, 1617): — Exhortatio ad Candidi Ordinis Pracemonstratensis Relioqiosos (ibid. 1621): — Statuta Candidi et Canonici Ordinis Praemonstratensis Renovata, etc. (ibid. 1628). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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