Hervaeus, Natalis

Hervaeus, Natalis (French, HERVS DE NIEDELLEC), surnamed Brito, a mediaeval French theologian and scholastic philosopher, was a native of Brittany, and died at Narbonne August 1323. He became a member of the Dominican convent at Morlaix, studied also at Paris, then taught in various provinces of France, and afterwards was rector and professor of theology in the University of Paris, where he lectured from 1307 to 1309 upon the Sententiae of Peter Lombard. In 1318 he became general of his order. He was a zealous Thomist, and passed for one of the first theologians of his time. He left numerous writings, of which only the following have been printed: Hervcei Britonis in IV Sententiarum Volumina Scripta subtilissima (best ed. Venice, 1505, fol.); — Quodlibeta Iactgna (Ven. 1486, fol.): — De Beatitudine, De Verbo, De eEternitate Mlundi, De fateria Caeli, De Relationibus, De Pluralitate Formarum, De Virtuttibus, De Motu Angeli- the whole published together by 0. Scot (Venice, 1513, in 1 vol. fol.): — De Secundis Intentionibus (Paris, 1489 and 1544, 4to): — De Potestate

Ecclesiae et Papae (Paris, 1500 and 1647). A list of his MS. writings is given by Quetif and Ichard (Script. ord. Prced. 1, 533). — Haureau, De la Philosophie Scolastique, 2, 396 sq.; Tennemann, Man. Hist. of Phil. p. 241 (Bohn's ed.). (J.W. M.)

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