Aubert Miraeus

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Aubertus Miraeus
Aubertus Miraeus
Aubertus Miraeus
Born (1573-11-30)30 November 1573
Died 19 October 1640(1640-10-19) (aged 66)
Nationality Belgian
Other names Aubert le Mire
Alma mater University of Leuven
Occupation ecclesiastical historian

Aubert le Mire, Latinized Aubertus Miraeus (30 November 1573 – 19 October 1640) was an ecclesiastical historian in the Spanish Netherlands.


Miraeus was born in Brussels. After studying at Douai and Leuven he was made canon of Antwerp cathedral in 1608 and secretary to his uncle, Joannes Miraeus, who was then Bishop of Antwerp. In 1611 he was appointed almoner and librarian to Archduke Albert of Austria, then sovereign of the Netherlands, and in 1624 he became dean of the cathedral of Antwerp and vicar general of the diocese. He remained in Antwerp until his death. He wrote numerous works in the fields of history, ecclesiastical history, and related disciplines. Some have suggested that his works lack thoroughness and accuracy.[citation needed]

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Some of his letters were published by Burbure in Messager des Sciences Historiques de Belgique (1859)


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Aubert Miraeus". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. . Cites:
  • C.-B. De Ridder, Aubert Le Mire, sa vie, ses écrits: mémoire historique et critique. Mémoires couronnés et mémoires des savants étrangers, publiés par l’Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique, 31; Brussels: Hayez, 1863.