Rosweyde, Herbert

Rosweyde, Herbert, a Dutch Jesuit and historian, was born at Utrecht, Jan. 22, 1569. At the age of twenty he entered the Society of Jesus, taught philosophy at Douai and Antwerp, and finally gave his whole time to the study of ecclesiastical antiquities, exploring the libraries of all Belgium to gain information on the subject. Rosweyde died at Antwerp, Oct. 5, 1629. His works are numerous, and were all published at Antwerp. Among them are, Fasti Sanctorum (1607):Vitae Patrum) (1615): — Historia Ecclesiastica (1623): Vitoe Sanctorum u Virginum (1626). See Foppens, Bibl. Belgica; Dupin, Bibl. des Auteurs Ecclesiastiques.

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