Villalpando, Juan Bautista

Villalpando, Juan Bautista a learned Spanish commentator, was born at Cordova in 1552. At the age of twenty-eight years he entered the Order of the Jesuits. He was distinguished for his theological and mathematical knowledge, and as a commentator. Dupin assures us that he was one of the most learned. He was skilled in architecture, and in his description of Solomon's Temple he exhausted all his powers of conjecture. and fancy in making it after the plan of perfection as given by God himself. He died at Rome, May 23,1608. He is the author of In Ezech. Explanationes et Apparatus Urbis ae Templi Hierosolymitani Commentariis et Imaginibus Illustratus (Rome, 1596- 1604, 3 vols. fil.). See Antonii Bibliotheca Hispanica; Alegambe, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Societatis Jesu; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lex. s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theolog. Literatur, 1, 220; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 478; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v. (B. P.)

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