Henschenius, Godfrey

Henschenius, Godfrey a Dutch Jesuit and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Venrai, Flanders, Jan. 21, 1601. In 1635 he was appointed assistant to Bollandus in compiling the Acta Sanctorum (q.v.). After the death of Bollandus in 1665, when only five volumes of that work had made their appearance, father Daniel Papebroch was associated with Henschenius in the task of completing it. Henschenius continued the work until his death in 1681. — Aiegambe, Script. Soc. Jesu, s.v.; Hoefer,: — Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 24, 231.

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