(Aubert le Mire), a Roman Catholic theologian of Belgium, was born at Brussels in 1573 and was educated for the Church at the high-schools of Douai and Louvain. Shortly after taking orders he was appointed canon at Antwerp; in 1598 he became also private secretary to his uncle, bishop John Miraeus; afterwards he became court preacher and librarian to the archduke Albert of Austria; and in 1624 dean of the cathedral at Antwerp, where he died in 1640. Most of his life was consecrated to the good of his Church and country. Mirseus was also a multifarious writer. Many of his works are on ecclesiastical history. We will mention here Bibliotheca Ecclesiastica (Antwerp, 1639-1649, 2 volumes, fol.; a new edition of this work was published. at Hamburg in 1718 by Job. Alb. Fabricius, who says in the preface, "Vir et hoc et tot allis monumentis in lucem editis non minus de veteri memoria quam de posteritate omni insigniter promeritus"): De
state religiomis Christian ceper totum orbum (Helmst. 1671): — Notitia episcopatum orbis Christiani (Antwerp, 1613) Chronicon Cisterciense (Cologne, 1614): — Geographia Ecclesiastica: — Codex egularum et constitutionum clericalium: — Origines caenobiorum Benaedictinorum, Curthusianorum, etc.: — Opera historica et diplomatica, Elogia illustrium Belgii scripto Urnu, Chronicon nuerum Belgicarum, Chronicon rerum toto orbe gestarum, etc. All his works were collected and published at Brussels in 1733, in 4 volumes, fol.