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FELISIUS (CATS), Matthias

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Dutch Franciscan. Born in Brouwershaven at the end of the 15th century. Died on 6 March 1576. In 1555 lector in theology at Louvain, he became later guardian of monasteries of his Order, first at Louvain and then at Malines, till on 8 August 1574 he was chosen provincial of his Order. He was an uncle of the famous Dutch poet, Jacob Cats. Cf. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 3, 1914, Columns 213-214; B. de Troeyer, Bio-Bibliographica Franciscana Neerlandica saeculi XVI, II, 1970, pages 92-94.

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