INITIVM SAPIENTIAE TIMOR DOMINI. *
His verae Sapientiae cum Pietate
conjunctae cultorem, Nobilissimum Iuvenem Franciscum P. Papai,
Exteras salutaturum Academias, con quodam Memoriali comitari,
iterque felicissimum apprecari voluit
Albae 1711. die 1. Julij.
Episcopus Reformatus Transylv. mpro.
* Psalm 111:10 and Sir 1:16.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. *
This memento and provision I wanted to give to
the observer of true wisdom and piety, the very noble young Ferenc
P. Pápai, when setting out for visiting foreign academies, by
wishing him a fortunate journey
(Alba Iulia), July 1, 1711
Reformed Bishop of Transylvania, MP
Gyulafehérvár (Alba Iulia), July 1, 1711
(1637/38-1713), Reformed Bishop of
István B. Veszprémi (Weszprémi) was born in 1637
or 1638. He studied in Sárospatak. In 1661 he became Senior, and
in the same year Rector in Szatmárnémeti (Satu Mare). In 1664 he
set off for foreign universities. After Franeker, Groningen and
Utrecht he was immatriculated in 1666 in Leiden, and in the same
year he returned to Szatmár to provide for his office of Rector.
In 1671 he became the court minister of Lady Kemény, after 1675
minister and dean in Székelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc).
In 1691 he was elected Bishop of the Reformed Diocese of
Transylvania. He died on September 22, 1713 in Gyulafehérvár.
Besides several laudatory poems and a role of respondent, his works
Disputatio theologica prima, de vera notitia fidei adversus caecam
pontificorum fidem. Ultrajecti, 1666. – Disputatio
theologica analyticorum papisticorum secunda. Lugduni
The old Bishop of Gyulafehérvár was the first to
note in the Album of the young Ferenc Páriz Pápai setting out to
foreign academies, on July 1, 1711. The Hungarian War of
Independence lead by Rákóczi (1703-1711) had already finished by
then. – Nevertheless, Péter Nádudvari, brother-in-law of Ferenc Pápai Páriz, had
already noted in the Album in the previous year (p.
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