Carthusians
The Carthusian Order, also called the Order of Saint Bruno, is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monastics. The order was founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084 and includes both monks a...
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Carthusian Martyrs
The Carthusian martyrs are those members of the Carthusian monastic order who have been persecuted and killed because of their Christian faith and their adherence to the Catholic religion. The Carthus...
Sebastian Newdigate
Sebastian Newdigate, O.Cart., (7 September 1500 – 19 June 1535) was the seventh child of John Newdigate, Sergeant-at-law. He spent his early life at court, and later became a Carthusian monk. He was e...
William Exmew
William Exmew, O.Cart., (died Tyburn, 19 June 1535) was an English Catholic priest and Carthusian hermit. He died while imprisoned under King Henry VIII and is honored as a martyr by the Catholic Chur...
Guigo de Ponte
Guigo de Ponte, also known as Guigues du Pont, was a Carthusian monk of the Grande Chartreuse. Little is known about him, but probably professed there in 1271, and died in 1297. He is known for his tr...
Jordan of Santa Susanna
Jordan (died after 1154) was a Carthusian monk, created Cardinal Deacon by Pope Lucius II in December 1144 and then Cardinal Priest of Santa Susanna by Eugene III on 21 December 1145. He is often refe...
Ludolph of Saxony
Ludolph of Saxony (c. 1295 – 1378), also known as Ludolphus de Saxonia and Ludolph the Carthusian, was a German Roman Catholic theologian of the fourteenth century.His principal work, first prin...
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Marguerite d'Oingt
Marguerite d'Oingt (probably 1240–11 February 1310) was a French Carthusian nun and celebrated mystic. She was also among the earliest identified women writers of France.
Marguerite was born...
Thomas Johnson (monk)
Thomas Johnson, O.Cart., (died September 20, 1537) was a Carthusian hermit who was executed by starvation in Tudor England. He is venerated as a martyr and has been beatified by the Catholic Church.Jo...
Jacob of Juterbogk
Jacob of Juterbogk (c. 1381 – 30 April 1465) was a German monk and theologian. Benedict Stolzenhagen, known in religion as Jacob, was born at Jüterbog in Brandenburg of poor peasant stock. He became a...
Maurice Chauncy
Dom Maurice Chauncy (c. 1509-1581) was an English Catholic priest and Carthusian monk.
He was born at an uncertain date, the eldest son of John Chauncey. It may be that he studied at Oxford, and a...
Artaldus
Artaldus, also known as Arthaud, was a 13th-century Carthusian Bishop of Belley.
Born in the castle of Sothonod in Savoy, in 1101. Much of his childhood is not known but at the age of eighteen, Ar...
Henry de Balnea
Henry de Balnea (fl. 1400?), was an English monk and author.Balnea was of the Carthusian order, and was author of a work entitled 'Speculum Spiritualium,' which was preserved at Norwich. Of the exact ...
Robert Lawrence (martyr)
St. Robert Lawrence (died 4 May 1535) was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn for declining to sign the Oath of Supremacy. His feast day is 4 M...
Richard Methley
Richard Methley, also known as Richard Firth or Richard Furth (c.1451–1527/8), was a monk of the Carthusian house of Mount Grace Priory in Yorkshire in the second half of the fifteenth century. He is ...
Francesco Alciati
Francesco Alciati (2 February 1522 – 20 April 1580) was an Italian Cardinal. A native of Milan and a relative of Andrea Alciato, he became one of the most important law professors in Milan. His best-k...
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Alphonse-Louis du Plessis de Richelieu
Alphonse-Louis du Plessis de Richelieu (1582–1653) was a French Carthusian, bishop and Cardinal. He was brother to Armand Cardinal Richelieu, the celebrated minister of Louis XIII.He was educated at t...
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Heinrich von Dissen
Heinrich von Dissen (born 18 October 1415, at Osnabrück in Westphalia; died at Cologne, 26 November 1484) was a German Carthusian theologian and writer.
After studying philosophy and theology at C...
Roseline de Villeneuve
Saint Roseline otherwise Roseline or Rossolina de Villeneuve (1263–January 17, 1329) is a French Roman Catholic saint.
Roseline was born at the château of Les Arcs-sur-Argens, Var, in easter...
Antonio De Molina
Antonio De Molina was a Spanish Carthusian ascetical writer.
Henry of Kalkar
Henry of Kalkar (1328 – 20 December 1408) was a Carthusian writer.Henry was born at Kalkar in the Duchy of Cleves. He began his studies at Cologne, and completed them at Paris, where he became Master ...
Laurentius Surius
Laurentius Surius (translating to Lorenz Sauer; Lübeck, 1523 – Cologne, 23 May 1578) was a German Carthusian hagiographer and church historian.
Laurentius Surius was born in Lübeck in 1523. ...
Otto Brunfels
Otto Brunfels (also known as Brunsfels or Braunfels) (believed to be born in 1488 – December 23, 1534) was a German theologian and botanist. Carl von Linné listed him among the "Fathers of Botany".
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Johann Heynlin
Johann Heynlin, variously spelled Heynlein, Henelyn, Henlin, Hélin, Hemlin, Hegelin, Steinlin; and translated as Jean à Lapide, Jean La Pierre (Lapierre, de la Pierre), Johannes Lapideus, Johannes Lap...
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Stefano Cassiani
Padre Stefano Cassiani was an Italian painter of the Baroque. He was also called Il Certosino (the Carthusian by virtue of being a monk of that order. He was born in Lucca, and active c. the year 1660...
Theodore Augustine Mann
Theodore Augustine Mann, known as the Abbé Mann (22 June 1735–23 February 1809), was an English naturalist and historian, and a Carthusian monk.
Mann was born in Yorkshire. Little is known o...
Werner Rolevinck
Werner Rolevinck (1425–1502) was a Carthusian monk and historian who wrote about 50 titles. He was born near Laer, Westphalia, the son of a wealthy farmer. In 1447 he entered the Carthusian Monastery ...
Humphrey Middlemore
Humphrey Middlemore, O.Cart, (died 19 June 1535) was an English Catholic priest and Carthusian hermit, who was executed for treason during the Tudor period. He is considered a martyr by the Catholic C...
Odo of Novara
Odo of Novara (c. 1105–1200) was an Italian Carthusian monk.A native of Novara, he was appointed as prior of Geirach in Slovenia. However, he experienced difficulties with Dietrich, the local bishop, ...
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