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Louis Maimbourg.

Louis Maimbourg ("Latin: Ludovicus Mamburgus;[1] "fl. January 10, 1610, "Nancy – August 13, 1686, "Paris) was a "French "Jesuit and "historian.[2]

Born at "Nancy, Maimbourg entered the Society of Jesus at the age of sixteen, and after studying at "Rome became a classical master in the Jesuit college at "Rouen. He afterwards devoted himself to preaching, but with only moderate success. After having taken some part in minor controversies he threw himself with energy into the dispute which had arisen as to the "Gallican liberties; for his Traité historique de l'établissement et des prérogatives de l'Eglise de Rome et de ses évêques (1682) he was by command of "Innocent XI expelled from the Society, but rewarded by "Louis XIV with a residence at the abbey of St Victor, "Paris, and a pension.

His numerous works include histories of "Arianism, the "iconoclast controversy, the "Great Schism of 1054, "Lutheranism, "Calvinism, and of the pontificates of "Leo I and "Gregory I; they are mere compilations, written indeed in a very lively and attractive style, but inaccurate and untrustworthy.


  1. ^ Ignaz Weitenauer, De modo legendi et excerpendi libri duo
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Louis Maimbourg". "Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 


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