b. Kamenice, Czech Republic (then Kamnitz), Dec. 4, 1766, d. St. Poelten (Lower Austria), Oct. 11, 1834, theologian. 1804 professor at the University of Vienna, 1810 court chaplain; as a theologian he stood at the borderline between Enlightenment and Josephinism on the one hand and restoration on the other. In 1816 established the Hoehere Bildungsanstalt Augustin, a seminary for secular priests in Vienna ("Frintaneum"). Became Bishop of St. Poelten in 1827.
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