Arnoldi, August Wilhelm

Arnoldi, August Wilhelm, a Roman Catholic bishop of Germany, born at Baden, near Treves, in Prussia, died in 1864. He was ordained priest in 1825, became professor of Oriental languages and eloquence at the seminary of Treves, and subsequently canon at the Cathedral. He was elected bishop of Treves in 1839, but the Prussian government refused to ratify the election. He was again elected in 1842, when he was recognised by the government, but was at once involved in new difficulties by his refusal to take the constitutional oath. He became widely known, and produced a great commotion in 1845 by ordering the public exhibition of a relic of the Church of Treves, claimed to be "the holy coat" of Christ. He is the author of a German translation of the Homiliet of Chrysostom and his book on the priesthood.-Pierer, i, 753; Vapereau, p. 66.

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