Marne, Jean-baptiste De

Marne, Jean-Baptiste De, a Flemish ecclesiastic and historian, was born at Douai in 1699. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1619; was appointed minister to Namur, after having taught belles-lettres and theology in many cities, and filling different missions. Afterwards he was called to Liege, and became confessor to John-Theodore of Bavaria, and synodal examiner of the diocese. Ten years later he retired to Liege. He died Oct. 9, 1756. Marne wrote Martyr du secret de la confession, ou la Vie de Saint Jean Nepourneine (Paris, 1741,12mo; Avignon, 1820, 18mo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 33:907.

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