Feder, Johann Michael

Feder, Johann Michael a Roman Catholic theologian, was born at Oellingen, near Wurzburg, in Bavaria. In 1785 he was appointed extraordinary, and in 1786 ordinary professor at the university. From 1804 to 1811 he was first librarian of the university library. He died in 1824. Feder was one of the most prolific writers in the Roman Catholic Church of Germany, though none of his works are of special importance. They are chiefly translations from the Greek (Chrysostom, Cyril, Theodoret), Latin (works of Cicero, Cornelius Nepos, Vincent of Lerin), and French. He revised the translation of the Bible by Braun, and; contributed to a number of the Roman :Catholic periodicals of Germany. A complete list of his publications is given in the Thesaurus librorum rei catholicae (Wurzb. 1848).-Herzog, Real- Encyklop. 4:344; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lex. iii, 928. (A. J. S.)

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