Mautuan, Baptist

Mautuan, Baptist, a famous Italian monastic and poet, was born at Mantua in 1448; joined the Carmelites, became general of the order, quitted it in 1515, and devoted himself for the remainder of his life to belles-lettres. He died in 1516. His works were published at Paris in 1513 (3 vols. fol.), with the Commentaries of S. Murrhon, S. Brant, and J. Badius; and at Antwerp in 1576 (4 vols. 8vo), under the title, J. Baptistae Mantuani, Carmelitae, theologi, philosophi, poeta, et oratoris clarissimi, opera omnia, pluribus libris aucta et arestituta. — Gen. Biog. Dict. 9:51, s.v.

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