Ofihely, Maurice

, archbishop of Tuam, was otherwise called Maurice de Portu, from having been born near the port of Baltimore, in the county of Cork, though others say he was born at Down, or W. of Ireland, in the province of Connaught; Lough Corrib (25 m. long) and Lough Mask (12 m. long), stretching N. and S., divide the county…">Galway. He was some time a student at W. of London; it is a city of…">Oxford, where he became a Franciscan. He afterwards travelled to S. of Europe, has the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas respectively on the E. and W.,…">Italy, and studied philosophy, and school-divinity at W. of Venice, has some manufactures of leather and musical-instrument strings, but is chiefly interesting for its artistic…">Padua. About 1480 he removed to Venice, where he was employed by Octavian^ Scott, and Locatelli, as corrector of the press, which was then considered as an employment worthy of the greatest scholars. In 1506, after he had taken his degree of D. D. at W. of Venice, has some manufactures of leather and musical-instrument strings, but is chiefly interesting for its artistic…">Padua, pope J. I., Pope from 337 to 332; J. II., Pope from 1502 to 1513; J. III., Pope from 1550 to 1555, of which only J. II. deserves notice. J. II., an Italian by birth, was more…">Julius II. made him archbishop of Tuam in Ireland. In 1512 he assisted at the first two sessions of the Lateran council, and in the following year set out for Ireland, but died at W. of Ireland, in the province of Connaught; Lough Corrib (25 m. long) and Lough Mask (12 m. long), stretching N. and S., divide the county…">Galway, May 25, 1513, where he landed, before he could take possession of his archbishopric. He was at this time not quite fifty years of age. He was buried in a church at W. of Ireland, in the province of Connaught; Lough Corrib (25 m. long) and Lough Mask (12 m. long), stretching N. and S., divide the county…">Galway, where his humble monument is yet shown. He was a learned, pious, and amia* ble prelate, and held in such veneration by some authors, that they have given him the name of “Flos Mundi,” the flower of the world. His works are, 1. “Expositio in questiones dialecticas Divi VIII. seems to require some notice in this work">Joan. Scoti in Isagogen Porphyrii,” Ferrara, 1499; Venice, 1512, fol. 2. “Commentaria doct. subtilis VIII. seems to require some notice in this work">Joan. Scoti in XII. lib. metaphysics Aristotelis,” &c. Venet. 1507, fol. 3. “Epithemata in insigne formalitatum opus de mente doctoris subtilis,” &c. Venice, 1514, fol. This is what Possevin calls “Theorems for the explanation of the sense of Scotus.” 4. “Dictionarium sacra? scripturee,” &c. Venice, 1603, fol. which reaches no farther than the word extinguere, but there is said to be a complete ms. of it in the Bodleian, as far as the word zona. 5. “Enchiridion fidei,1509, 4to. &c. &c. 2

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Ath. Ox. vol. I. new edit.—Harris’s edition of Ware.—Tanner.

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