Graser, Giovanni Battista
Graser, Giovanni Battista an Italian theologian, was born April 2, 1718, at Roveredo (Tyrol). He taught, from 1761 to 1779, philosophy, history, patristic and theological literature in the College of Innspriick, exercised at the same time the functions of a conservator of the imperial library, and obtained in 1777 the title of a doctor of theology. In 1779 he retired to his native city, where he died in 1786. Among his writings are, In Sermonem de Maia-Renata Saga, etc. (Venice, 1752): — Orazione in Morte di Gir. Tantarotti (Roveredo, 1761): — De Philosophiae Moralis ad Jurisprudentiam Necessitate (Vienna, 1767): — De Historici Studii Amaenitate Atque Ufilitate, etc. (1775), also several poems, chants, and sonnets. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.