Jean Bolland

Jean Bolland (Latin: Johannes Bollandus) (13 August 1596 12 September 1665) was a Jesuit priest, theologian, and prominent Flemish hagiographer.[1]

Jean Bolland (1596–1665)

Bolland's main achievement is the compilation of the first five volumes of the Lives of the Saints in Latin, called the Acta Sanctorum, a series which was continued by others, who, after his death, formed the Society of Bollandists.