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Bolland, Jean de

(1596–1665). B. Julémont, near Liége; d. Antwerp. Jesuit; hagiographer, whose work was continued by Bollandists* after his death. Taught belles lettres at Ruremonde, Mechlin, Brussels, Antwerp; attached to Professed House of Antwerp as dir. of Lat. Cong. with assignment of preparing the Acta* sanctorum of H. Rosweyde* for pub. With coworkers Gottfried Henschen* and Daniel (van) Papebroch (van Papenbroe [c]k; 1628–1714) extended Rosweyde's plan to include study of all materials and to print the text with commentary. The Work continued to present, with interruption beginning 1794 (soc. reconstituted 1837; pub. resumed 1845).

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