Forster, Froben

Forster, Froben a German philosopher and ecclesiastic, was born August 30, 1709, at Konigsberg. He studied at Regensburg, where he also joined the Benedictines, and took holy orders in 1733. In 1744 he was called to Salzburg, but in 1747 was recalled to his monastery, and became its prior in 1750. In 1762 he was made abbot, and died October 11, 1791. He wrote, besides philosophical treatises, De Scripturce Sacrce Vulgata Editione (Salzburg, 1748), and edited Alcuini Opera (ibid. 1777, 4 volumes, fol.). (B.P.)

 
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