Johannes Bertelius, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Johannes Bertelius

Luxembourgian historian

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1544

Place of Birth: Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium

Date of Death: 19-Jun-1607

Profession: writer, historian

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Johannes Bertelius

  • Johannes Bertelius [also Jean Bertels] (1544 – June 19, 1607), abbot of Echternach and writer of a history of Luxembourg, was born in Leuven. After obtaining a degree in philosophy at the Pedagogy of the Lily in Leuven University, Bertelius was elected abbot of Altmünster Abbey, Luxembourg, in 1573 and was consecrated in 1576.
  • On his orders the relics of John the Blind, Duke of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, were buried there.
  • In 1595 king Philip II of Spain appointed him abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St.
  • Willibrord at Echternach. The following year the abbey was pillaged by Dutch freebooters and Bertelius was taken prisoner and removed to Nijmegen.
  • He was released only after a ransom payment.
  • After his return, he devoted himself to literary work until his death.
  • He was buried in a chapel of the monastery at Echternach.

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