Franciscus Bonae Spei (20 June 1617 — 5 January 1677) was a Catholic scholastic theologian and philosopher.
He was born in Lille under the name of François Crespin, and entered the Carmelite order (Ancient Observance) in 1635 under the religious name of Franciscus Bonae Spei (Brother Francis of Good Hope). During many years, he taught philosophy and theology in Leuven. He also held numerous charges within his order: he was Provincial, traveled three times to Rome and twice to Madrid, and died as prior of the Carmelite convent in Brussels. He wrote two vast philosophy and theology courses, of high quality. As all reformed Carmelites, he follows broadly the doctrine of Thomism, but discussed numerous contemporary issues. An important philosophical dispute has opposed him to the Spanish Cistercian Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz. He died in Brussels, aged 59.
Lille is a city at the northern tip of France, in French Flanders. On the Deûle River, near France's border with Belgium, it is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region, the prefecture of the Nord department, and the main city of the European Metropolis of Lille.
Leuven or Louvain is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres east of Brussels. The municipality itself comprises the historic city and the former neighbouring municipalities of Heverlee, Kessel-Lo, a part of Korbeek-Lo, Wilsele and Wijgmaal. It is the eighth largest city in Belgium and the fourth in Flanders with more than 100,244 inhabitants.
Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz was a Spanish Catholic scholastic philosopher, ecclesiastic, mathematician and writer. He is believed to be a great-grandson of Jan Popel z Lobkowicz.
Johann Franz Buddeus or Budde was a German Lutheran theologian and philosopher.
Francesco Antonio Zaccaria was an Italian theologian, historian, and prolific writer.
Joseph Sáenz de Aguirre, OSB was a Cardinal, and learned Spanish Benedictine.
Lorenzo Cozza was an Italian friar Minor Observantist, Roman Catholic Cardinal and theologian.
Salmanticenses and Complutenses are the Latin names designating the Spanish Catholic authors of the courses of Scholastic philosophy and theology, and of moral theology published by the lecturers of the philosophical college of the Discalced Carmelites at Alcalá de Henares, and of the theological college at Salamanca.
Franciscus is a Latin given name, originally an epithet meaning "the Frank, the Frenchman". It was applied to Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/82–1226). Francis had been baptized Giovanni (John); his father was Italian and his mother Provençale ; his father was on business in France when he was born, and when he returned to Assisi, he began to call his son by the nickname Francesco, in the opinion of G. K. Chesterton possibly because out of a general enthusiasm for all things French, or because of his commercial success in France. After the canonization of Saint Francis of Assisi in 1228, the custom of naming children after saints led to the popularization of Franciscus as a given name. In the vernaculars of western Europe, the name diversified into the forms Francesco (Italian), Francisco, Francesc (Catalan), François, Franz ; besides Frans, the Latin form remains commonly given in Dutch.
Franciscus Sonnius was a theologian during the time of the Catholic Reformation, the first bishop of 's-Hertogenbosch and later the first bishop of Antwerp. His family name was Van de Velde, but in later years he called himself after his native place, Son in Brabant. He came from the same noble family as philosopher Heymeric de Campo. The family has three golden mill-irons in their coat-of-arms, a sign that is depicted on the chair of the first bishop in the cathedral of Antwerp.
Aubert le Mire, Latinized Aubertus Miraeus was an ecclesiastical historian in the Spanish Netherlands.
Guillaume Herincx, was a Belgian Franciscan theologian. He became bishop of Ypres.
Juan Bautista de Lezana was a Spanish Carmelite theologian. Lezana was an authority on canon law, dogmatic theology, and philosophy; his historical works are not of the same standard.
Philip of the Blessed Trinity was a French Discalced Carmelite theologian and missionary.
The Diocese of Antwerp is a diocese of the Catholic Church in Belgium. The diocese was restored in 1961. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels. Its see is the Cathedral of Our Lady.
Jean François Foppens, sometimes Latinized Johannes Franciscus Foppens (1689–1761), was a Belgian ecclesiastical historian, and literary biographer and bibliographer. He is best known for his Bibliotheca belgica, sive virorum in Belgio vita scriptisque illustrium catalogus, a catalogue of Belgian authors and their works.
Gaspard du Bois, Latinized Nemius (1587–1667) was the sixth bishop of Antwerp and the ninth archbishop of Cambrai.
Anthony Bruodin, also known as Antonius Bruodinus or Bruodine was an Irish Franciscan friar, philosopher, theologian and historian. He wrote works of theology, and compiled materials on Early Modern Catholic martyrology. Broudin was exiled from Ireland and while at Prague, authored his 1669 work Propugnaculum Catholicae Veritatis. He saw himself as defending the Irish Gaels from the slanders of Anglocentric writers such as William Camden, Richard Stanihurst and Thomas Carve. His family were hereditary ollamh to the Ó Briain when they were kings of Thomond.
François-Hyacinthe Choquet was a Dominican hagiographer and spiritual author in the Spanish Netherlands.
Gilles-François de Gottignies was a Belgian Jesuit mathematician and astronomer.
Franciscus Deurweerders was a Dominican spiritual writer in the Spanish Netherlands, and the founder of the Confraternity of the Cord of Saint Thomas.
Jacobus Wemmers (1598–1645) was a Carmelite friar who served as apostolic legate to Ethiopia, and briefly bore the title of Titular Bishop of Memphis (1645).