Hecke, Joseph Van

Hecke, Joseph Van a Roman Catholic theologian, was born in 1795 at Bruges. In 1814 he joined the Jesuits, was for some time professor of canon law at Freiburg, Switzerland, and in Belgium, and went in 1837 to Brussels to take part in the continuation of the Acta Sanctorum. He wrote on Johannes Capistranus (q.v.) and Ignatius, patriarch of Constantinople (q.v.). Hecke died July 27, 1874. (B.P.)

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