Latonius, Bartholomeus

Latonius, Bartholomeus a German controversial writer, was born at Arlon, Luxemburg, in 1485. He taught Latin at Treves, and rhetoric at Cologne and Freiburg. In 1534 he was called to Paris, and visited Italy in 1539. In 1541 he was appointed counsellor at the electoral court of Treves, with his residence at Coblentz, and died in 1566. Of his controversial writings we mention, Responsio ad Epistolam Buceri (1543): — Adversus Bucerum de Controversiis Quibusdam Altera Defensio: Responsio ad Convicia et Calumnias Petri Datheni (concerning the communion and the sacrifice of the mass, Frankfort, 1558): — De Docta Simplicitate Primce Ecclesice (1559). At the instance of the emperor Charles V, he also took part in the Ratisbon Colloquy in 1546, and was appointed by him imperial counsellor in 1548. See Du Pin, Bibl. Eccles. 26:145 sq.; Jocher, Allgesmeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v.; Wagenmann, in Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v. (B.P.)

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