Geiger, Franz Tiburtius

Geiger, Franz Tiburtius a Roman Catholic theologian, was born at Harting, near Ratisbon, in 1755. He studied at first under the Jesuits, then joined the Franciscans at Lucerne in 1772, and after 1773 applied himself to the study of philosophy at Ratisbon, and of theology at Wirzburg. He subsequently became professor of Hebrew at Ratisbons, of rhetoric at Offenburg, of philosophy at Freiburg, and afterwards in the Franciscan school of Solothurn, and finally, in 1792, professor of theology at Lucerne, whence he became a leader of ultramontanism through Switzerland and Germsany. This, however, made him many enemies, and in 1819 he was obliged to resign his position. He died May 8, 1843. A collection of his works has been published (Lucerne, 8 volumes). — Pierer, Universal-Lexikon, s.v.

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