Espence (Lat Espencaeus), Charles D

Espence (Lat. Espencaeus), Charles D'

a French theologian, was born of noble parents at Chalons-sur-Marne, in 1511, and became a doctor of the Sorbonne and rector of the University of Paris. Cardinal de Lorraine employed him in various important cases. He distinguished himself in the assembly of Orleans in 1560, and at the Conference of Poissy in 1561. He died October 5, 1571, leaving, Institution d'un Prince Chretien (Lyons, 1548): — Traite des Ouvrages Clandestins: Des Commentaires sur les Epitres de Saint Paul a Timothee et a Tite, full of long discussions on hierarchy and eclesiastical discipline; also several controversial treatises, some in French and others in Latin. All these were collected at Paris in 1619. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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