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Laevinus Torrentius, born Lieven van der Beke (1525–1595), was the second bishop of Antwerp.
|Bishop of Antwerp|
|See||Cathedral of Our Lady (Antwerp)|
|Successor||Guillaume de Berghes|
Lieven van der Beke
March 8, 1525
|Died||26 April 1595 (aged 70)|
|Alma mater||University of Leuven, University of Bologna|
He studied philosophy and law at Leuven University and then at the University of Bologna. For five years he lived in Rome. He was appointed Canon of Liege cathedral, and became there vicar general.
He was appointed bishop of Antwerp in 1576 but could not be installed in his see until 1587. He died in 1595, after being nominated to the see of Mechelen but before being appointed.
After his death, he left his precious library, worth an estimated 30.000 gulden, to the Jesuits of Louvain. He was buried inside the cathedral.
- ^ "Torrentius (Laevinius)", in A. J. van der Aa, Biographisch woordenboek der Nederlanden, vol. 18 (Haarlem, 1874), 195-196.