He studied at Leuven University and graduated Licentiate of Theology in 1616.
He became a canon of Street Rumbold"s Cathedral, an ecclesiastical councillor of the Great Council of Mechelen, vicar general and ecclesiastical councillor of the Brussels Council of State. In February 1634 he delivered a formal eulogy of Isabella Clara Eugenia (died December 1633) in the cathedral, published as Oratio funebris Isabellae Clarae Eugeniae Hispaniarum infantis. In 1651 he was named bishop of Namur, but his installation was delayed until 1654 due to suspicions of Jansenism.
In Namur he founded a diocesan seminary and held a diocesan synod for the reform of the clergy.
He reported favourably to Pope Alexander VII on the cause for the beatification of the Martyrs of Gorcum. In April 1668 he succeeded Andreas Creusen as archbishop of Mechelen, but died in Brussels on the way to his new see.