Jean Bolland

Jean Bolland

[bol-uhnd; Fr. baw-lahn; Flem. bol-ahnt]
Jean Bolland (Latin: Johannes Bollandus) (18 August 159612 September 1665) was a Jesuit and hagiographer. Bolland compiled five volumes of the Lives of the Saints called Acta Sanctorum, which was continued by others, called after him Bollandists. Born in Julémont, near Liège in 1596, Bolland died in Antwerp aged 69 in 1665.

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