Fabricius, Georgius

Fabricius, Georgius a German philologist, was born at Chemnitz April 24, 1516, and after a liberal course of education traveled to Italy, and spent a long time at Rome, the fruit of which was his Roma, antiquitatis monumenta, etc. (Basel, 1550 and 1557, 8vo). He was endowed with some poetical talent, and wrote numerous sacred poems in Latin verse. — Poematum Sacrorum lib. 15 (Basel, 1560, 16mo). From 1553 to his death (July 13, 1571) he was director of the college at Meissen. His most important work is Poetarum veterum ecclesiasticorum opera Christiana, thesaurus catholicae et orthodoxae ecclesiae (Basel, 1564, 4to), a very valuable collection of early Christian hymns and poetry. — Niceron, Memoires, 32:31; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale; 16:958.

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