Greuter, Josef, b. Tarrenz (Tyrol), Oct. 1, 1817, d. Innsbruck (Tyrol), June 21, 1888, priest, Capuchin friar, secondary school teacher and politician. Represented the interests of the Catholic church in the Landtag and the Reichsrat, strong opponent of the Imperial Decree on Protestantism of 1861 and liberal school legislation (from 1868). It was mainly due to his resistance that school legislation in Tyrol was not passed until 1892.
Literature#G. Kretschmar, Msgr. J. G. und die Tiroler Konservativen, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1949; OeBL.