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John Pitts (also Pits, Pitseus) (1560 – 17 October 1616) was an English Catholic scholar and writer.


Pitts was born in Alton, Hampshiremarker in 1560 and attended Winchester Collegemarker. He became Canon at Verdunmarker, then Confessor and Almoner to the Duchess of Cleves; after her death he became Dean of Liverdunmarker. He died in Liverdun, Lorraine.


  • Relationum Historicarum de rebus Angliæ in four parts:
    • De Illustribus Angliæ Scriptoribus, published in Parismarker in 1619
    • De Regibus Angliæ
    • De Episcopis Angliæ
    • De Viris Apostolicis Angliæ
(the last three parts remained in manuscript in Liverdun)
  • Tractatus de legibus, published in Triermarker in 1592
  • Tractatus de beatitudine, published in Ingolstadtmarker in 1595
  • Libri septem de peregrinatione published in Dusseldorfmarker in 1604


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