Louis Maimbourg

Louis Maimbourg
Louis Maimbourg
    Louis Maimbourg
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Louis Maimbourg
    French church historian, b. at Nancy, 10 January, 1610; d. at Paris, 13 August, 1686. In 1626 he entered the Society of Jesus, taught rhetoric and humanities for six years, and subsequently won considerable fame as a preacher. He is now known, however, more particularly as a prolific historical writer, an opponent of Jansenism and Protestantism, and a defender of "the Liberties of the GaIIican Church" against the Apostolic See. Owing to his defence of Gallicanism, Pope Innocent XI ordered his expulsion from the Society of Jesus (1681). When he left the order, in 1682, Louis XIV granted him a pension, and until his death he continued his literary pursuits in the Abbey of St. Victor, Paris. His works, remarkable for their elegant diction, are of little value, because somewhat untrustworthy. Among the most important of them are:
    (1) "Histoire de l'Arianisme" (Paris, 1673),
    (2) "Histoire de l'hérésie des Iconoclastes" (Paris, 1674);
    (3) "Histoire des Croisades" (Paris, 1675);
    (4) "Histoire du schisme des Grecs" (Paris, 1678).
    The following works by him were placed on the "Index of Forbidden Books":
    (1) "Histoire de la décadence de l'empire depuis Charlemagne" (Paris, 1676),
    (2) "Histoire du grand schisme d'Occident" (Paris, 1678);
    (3) "Histoire du Luthéranisme" (Paris, 1680);
    (4) "Traité historique de l'établissement et des prérogatives de l'église de Rome et de ses évêques" (Paris, 1685);
    (5) "Histoire du Pontificat de S. Grégoire le Grand" (Paris, 1686). He is the author of histories of Calvinism, of the League, and of Leo the Great. His collected historical works were published at Paris, 1686.
    SOMMERVOGEL, Bibliotheque de la Compagnie de Jesus, V (Paris, 1894), 343-56; HUNTER in Kirchenlex. s. v.: CHALMERS, BiographicaI Dictionary, XXI (London, 1815), 143-45.
    N.A. WEBER
    Transcribed by Joseph P. Thomas

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

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