Messemakers, Engelbert

Messemakers, Engelbert (Latin, Cultrificus), a Belgian theologian, was born at Nimegue about the opening of the 15th century. He joined the Dominican friars, became a doctor of theology, probably at Cologne,' and in 1465 undertook to establish a convent in Zwolle, of which he was appointed the first friar. He died about 1492. Among other works, he wrote Epistola declaratoria privilegiorum F. F. Mendicantium contra curawos parochales et Epistola de simonia vitanda in receptione noviciorum (Nimegue, 1479, 4to; Cologne, 1497, 8vo; Paris, 1507, 8vo; Delft, 1508, 16mo) :-Carmen de Pane: - Manuale Confessorunm metricum (Cologne, 1497, 4to). See De Jonghe, Desolata Batavia Dominicana, p. 186-87; Hartzheim, Prodromus Hist. univers. Colouiensis, vol. ii.

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