Gagnee (Gagni or Gaigny), Jean De

Gagnee (Gagni or Gaigny), Jean De (Lat. Gagnaeus), a French theologian, was born in Paris. Having been made treasurer at the College of Navarre, he commenced, about 1524, the study of theology, which he was called to teach in 1529. He then translated the Livre des Sentences. In 1531 he became rector of the university, and was made doctor of theology. Being called to the court of Francis I, he copied rare manuscripts in the royal library. Having become almoner and preacher of the king, Gagnee made use of his influelce for the maintenance of the privileges of the university. He died in 1549, leaving, Commentarius Primasii Uticensis in Epistolas S. Pauli (Latin and French; Paris and Lyons, 1537): — a translation from latin to French of the Sermons of Guerrie, abbot of Igny: — Davidici Psalmi (Paris, 1547): — Paraphrasis im Epistolam ad Romanos (ibid. 1533, 1633): — Scholia is Evangelia quatuor et in Actus Apostolorum (ibid. 1552, 1631, and in the Biblia Maxima of John de la Haye, ibid. 1643): — Hendeca Syllabus de Sanctissimo Christi Corpore in Eucharistia. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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