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Bonaventure O'Hussey (1574 - 1614):
Cleric, Roman Catholic and writer


Bonaventure O'Hussey was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, and was educated at Douay and Louvain, where he became a Franciscan in 1607. He was one of the original members of the community of St Anthony's at Louvain and was Guardian there at the time of his death. In 1608 he published An Teagasc Criostaidhe, a book on Christian doctrine, later publishing a long poem with the same title. His works were written in Irish, and his manuscripts are in the British Library, the Royal Irish Academy and the Vatican.

Born: 1574
Died: 1614
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