Linda or Lindanus, William Damiasus Van
Linda Or Lindanus, William Damiasus Van a Roman Catholic prelate, noted as a controversialist, born at Dordrecht, Holland, in 1525, was professor of Romish theology at Louvain and Dillingen; later, dean in the Hague, and then bishop of Ghent. He is remarkable for the severity which characterized his acts as inquisitor. In 1562 he was appointed by Philip II bishop of Rusemond. He died in 1568 or 1588. His most popular work was Panoplia Evangelica (1563). See A. Havensius, Vita G. Lindani (1609). — Thomas, Biogr. Dict. page 1433; Wetzer und Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, volume 12. s.v.