Clichtoveus. b. Nieuwport, Flanders, 1572; d. Chartres, France, 22 September 1543.
During the Renaissance it was common for learned authors to Latinize their names (cf. Andreas Gryphius*, Paul Speratus*). Judocus Clichtoveus Neoportuensis, usually referred to as ‘Clichtoveus’ was the name for Josse van Clichtove, educated at Leuven (Louvain) and Paris. He became Librarian of the Sorbonne before moving back to Flanders in 1519 with Louis Guillard, Bishop of Tournai. He later moved with Guillard to Chartres in 1527. He was a distinguished Counter-Reformation theologian, who attended the Council of Sens in 1528 and compiled from it an attack on Lutheran doctrines, Compendium Veritatem ad...
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