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John Hay (1546–1608), Latinized Joannes Haius or Hayus, was a Scottish Jesuit scholar and educator. Born to the Hays of Delgatie, he was a relative of Edmund Hay. In 1576 he took part in a disputation against a Protestant theologian in Strasbourg. For some time he was attached to the Collège de Tournon, engaging in controversy with the Huguenots of La Rochelle, in particular Jean de Serres. He later moved to the Low Countries, where he published Latin translations of works from and about Jesuit missions overseas. [1]


  • Demandes faictes aux ministres d'Escosse: touchant la religion Chrestienne (1583)
    • German translation as Fragstuck des Christlichen Glaubens, an die nieuwe sectische Predigkanten (1586)
  • L'Antimoine aux Responses, que Th. de Beze faict à trente sept demandes de deux cents et six, proposées aux Ministres d'Escosse (1588). [2]
As translator


  1. ^ Thomas Dempster, Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Scotorum, second edition (Edinburgh, 1829), vol. 2, pp. 361-362. On Google Books.
  2. ^ L'Antimoine (1588) on Google Books.
  3. ^ De rebus Peruanis (1604) on Google Books.
  4. ^ De rebus (1605) on Google Books.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). " Hay". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.