Due, Fronton Du

Due, Fronton Du (Latin form FRONTO DUCAEUS), a French Roman Catholic theologian, was born at Bordeaux in 1558, and entered the order of Jesuits at an early age. In 1604 he was made librarian of the college of Clermont, in Paris, in which office he spent the rest of his life, devoted to literature, especially Patristics. He died at Paris, September 25, 1624. Among his numerous publications are Opuscula Gregorii Nysseni (Ingolstadt, 1596, 8vo); Laudatio Sanctorum Martyrum (Paris, 1606, 4to); S. Joannis Chrysostomi Oplera Omnia (Paris, 1609-1624, 6 volumes, fol.), a work which is very creditable to the editor's erudition and industry; Bibliotheca Veterum Patrum, seu Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum (Paris, 1624, 2 volumes, fol.); Nicephori Callisti Ecclesiasticce Historice libri 18 (Paris, 1630, 2 volumes fol., posthumous). See Dupin, Ecclesiastical Writers, cent. 17; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale; Niceron, Memoires, 38:103.

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