Hochwart, Laurentius

Hochwart, Laurentius (Tursenrutanus)

a distinguished German preacher and historian of the 16th century, born at Tirschenreut in 1493, and educated at Leipzig. His first years after graduation were spent in teaching, first at Freysing, and later at Ingolstadt. In 1528 he became pastor at Waldsassen, and later at Regensburg. In 1531 he had a call as preacher to the court at Dresden, but he gave the preference to an offer from Eichstadt which came at the same time. In 1533 he returned again to Regensburg, and later went to Passau, He died toward the close of 1569 or in the beginning of 1570. His valuable works were left unpublished, with the exception of his Catalog. Ratisponensium episcoporum libriis 3 (printed in A. F. Oefel's Rerum Boicarum script. 1, 148-242). Among those unpublished the following are of especial, value: Sermones Varii: — Monotessaron in quatuor Evangelia: — Chrom. ingens mun-di.Wetzer ü.Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, 1, 253; Herzog, Real Encyklop. 6, 164.

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