Gratius, Ortwin

Gratius, Ortwin a Roman Catholic theologian of Germany, was born in the 15th century, at Moltwick, in the diocese of Munster. In 1509 he became professor at the College of Kuick, at Cologne, and afterwards took holy orders. He undertook the defense of Hogstraten against Reuchlin, but was overthrown by Hutten. He died at Cologne, May 18, 1541, leaving, Orationes Quodlibeticcz (Cologne, 1508): — Criticomastix Peregrinatio, etc. (Lyons, 1511): — Lamentationes Obscurorum Vivorum (Cologne, 1518): — Fasciculus Rerum Expectendarum et Fugiendiarum, etc. (ibid. 1535; new and enlarged edition, by Brown, Lond. 1690): — Apologia Adversus Joh. Reuchlinum: — Triumphus Jobi. See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:666; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B.P.)

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