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Leuren, Peter


Canonist; b. Cologne, Germany, May 13, 1646; d. Coblenz, Germany, Nov. 16, 1723. On April 13, 1633, he joined the Society of Jesus. He received his doctorate in theology at Treves, Germany (1679). He was named rector of the Jesuit College in Coblenz. The following are his principal works about Canon Law: Forum beneficiale (Cologne 1704), a complete study on the law of benefices; Vicarius episcopalis (Cologne 1708; Venice 1709), a treatise on the practical problems of the vicar-general; and Forum ecclesiasticum (Mainz 1717; Augsburg 1720; Venice 1729; Augsburg 1757), a general presentation of Canon Law according to the teaching of ancient and modern authors.

Bibliography: j. folliet, Dictionnaire de droit canonique, ed. r. naz, 7 v. (Paris 193565) 6:419. j. f. von schulte, Die Geschichte der Quellen und der Literatur des kanonischen Rechts, 3 v. in 4 pts. (Stuttgart 187580; repr. Graz 1956) 3.1:155156.

[l. r. kozlowski]

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