Étienne Baluze

Étienne BaluzeAlso known as

  • Stephanus Baluzius


Librarian and historian. A critical student of the origins, customs, and institutions of the French nation, his writings were based solely on genuine documents and original sources, and stimulated a scientific spirit in historical research. While librarian to Colbert he amassed a quantity of material of the greatest use to 19th-century historians. His chief writings are: “The Capitularies of the Frankish Kings”; “The Works of Marius Mercator”; and “Lives of the Avignon Popes.”



MLA Citation

  • “Étienne Baluze”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 January 2020. Web. 7 May 2021. <>