Justel, Christopher

Justel, Christopher an eminent French Protestant canonist, was born at Paris in 1580. He became counsellor and secretary to the king of France, and died in 1649.

He is said to have been one of the most learned men of the Middle Ages, and, according to Haag, one of those whose writings throw great light on the obscure parts of the history of the early Church. His works have been published under the style of Bibliotheca juris canonici veteris, in duos tomos distributa, quorum unus canonum ecclesiasticorcum codices antiquos, tum Groeos, tum Latinos complectitur; alter vero insigniores juris canonici veteris collectores Groecos exhibet, ex antiquis codicibus MSS. Bibliothecoe Christophori Justelli. Opera et studio Gulielmi Voelli, theologi ac socii Sarbonici, et Henrici Justelli, Christophori F. (Paris, 1661, 2 vols. fol.). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, 27, 287.

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