Kalteisen, Heinrich

Kalteisen, Heinrich, a celebrated Dominican of the 15th century, was born near Coblentz, and educated at Vienna and Cologne. In the latter city he was afterwards professor of theology, preaching at the same time. Later he removed to Mentz, and became general inquisitor of Germany. He was present at the Council of Basle, and took quite a prominent part in the deliberations against the Hussites. He was one of the four doctors on the Roman Catholic side who disputed with the Bohemians. SEE HUSSITES; SEE BASLE, COUNCIL OF. In 1443 pope Eugenius IV made him Magister sacri Palatii, and in 1452 pope Nicholas V created him archbishop of Drontheim. He died in 1465. Kalteisen's literary abilities are generally spoken of as moderate. He wrote much, but little has. been published. See Basnage-Canisius, Lect. Antiq. 4:628 sq.; Quetif and Echard, Script. Ord. Prced. ii, 828; Schrochk, Kirchengesch. 34:707; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lex. vi, 15.

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