Frans Van den Zype (canon)
See also: Frans Van den Zype
The exercise of the catholic worship being then proscribed of this city, which the rebels had seized, his/her parents made it carry to Antwerp to be baptized. As soon as it had completed its humanities, it was sent to the the University of Louvain and, after having received the rank of Master be arts in philosophy, it delivered entire to the study Jurisprudence. Appointed treasurer ( fiscus ) of the College of the Graduates, it left this place for that of secretary of Jean Lemire, bishop of Antwerp.
It returned, in 1604, with Leuwen to take its licenses. The thesis which it supported on this occasion did him much honor. Dedicated defender of the rights of sovereign pontiff and the privileges of the Church, it was acquired the regard of the majority of the prelates of the Netherlands and obtained many benefit. He died vicar-general of évêché of Antwerp, the November 4th 1650, at the 72 years age, leaving the reputation of a deep jurisconsult. The epitaph placed on its tomb, in the Co.-Marie church, is brought back by Foppens, Bibliotheca Belgica , p. 318.
One has of him:
- Juris pontificii noii ànalitica enarratio, Cologne, 1624, in-8; 3rd corrected and increased edition, ibid; 1641, in-4;
The OEuvres of Zypœus were collected in folio volumes, Antwerp, 1675. The first volume is decorated portrait of the author. Its armorial bearings are made up of three heads of lion front view, with the currency the Nile admirari , adopted since by the famous Bolingbroke).
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