Lanigan, John, Dd (2)
Lanigan, John, D.D.
an Irish clergyman, was born at Cashel in 1758, and educated in the Irish college at Rome, where he took orders. He was then appointed to the chair of Hebrew, divinity, and the Scriptures, at Pavia, where he remained until the university was deserted in consequence of the war in 1796, when he returned to Ireland, and was elected to a similar position in the College of Maynooth. He declined the appointment, however, and was chosen to a position in the record tower of Dublin castle in 1799, and remained there until 1821, when he was seized with insanity, and died in a lunatic asylum at Finglas, near Dublin, July 7, 1828. He published, Institutiones Biblice (1794): — Protestants' Apology for the Roman Catholic Church (1809): — Ecclesiastical History of Ireland to the Thirteenth Century (Dublin, 1822, 4 volumes). See Appletons' Amer. Cyclop. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.