Braun, Placidus

Braun, Placidus a Benedictine, was born in 1756 at Peuting, in Upper Bavaria. In 1775 he entered the monastery of St. Ulric, at Augsburg, and, having charge of the library, published Notitia Hist. Litt. de Libris ab Artis Typogr. Inventione, etc. (Aug. Vind. 1788-89), and Notitia Hist. Litt. de Codicibus MSS. in Bibl. Monasterii Exstantibus (1791-96, 6 volumes). In 1808 he was made member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, and edited Codex Diplom. Monasterii S. Udalrici (in the Mon. Boica, torn. 22:23), and collected the Codex Episcopatus Augustani. He also published a history of the bishops of Augsburg, in four volumes (Augsburg, 1813-15). He died October 23, 1829. See Lindner, Schriftsteller des Bened. Ordens in Bayern seit 1750 (Regensburg, 1880), 2:124; Streber, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchenlexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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