| Share
 

Alban Butler

Butler, Alban, 1710–73, English Roman Catholic priest, compiler of lives of the saints. He was educated at Douai and was president of the English seminary at Saint-Omer. His monumental work, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints (4 vol. in 7, 1756–59), was the basis for the enlarged edition, The Lives of the Saints (12 vol., 1926–38), and for the completely revised work, Butler's Lives of the Saints (ed. by Herbert Thurston, S.J., and Donald Attwater, 4 vol., 1956), which is a standard, popular reference book.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Alban Butler from Infoplease:

  • Fiacre - Fiacre A French cab or hackney coach. So called from the Hotel de St. Fiacre, Paris, where the ...
  • Ox - Ox Emblematic of St. Luke. It is one of the four figures which made up Ezekiel's cherub (i. ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches: General Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring