Huyghens, Gummarus

Huyghens, Gummarus a Roman Catholic theologian and philosopher, was born at Liere or Lyre (Brabant) Feb. 1631. When only twenty-one years of age he was appointed professor of philosophy at Louvain, and here he distinguished himself greatly. In 1668 he was honored with the doctorate of theology, and in 1677 was made president of the college of pope Adrian VI. He died at Louvain Oct. 27, 1702. Huyghens wrote a number of works, of which the best are Conferentias theologicas, in 3 vols.; Breves observat., or a course of divinity, in 15 vols. 12mo. As he refused to favor the peculiar views of some of the French moralists, and opposed the celebrated four articles of the French clergy (1.682), he was involved in great controversies. — Jocher, Algem. Gelehrten Lex. 2, 1794; Hook, Eccles. Biog. 6, 239. (J. H. W.)

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