Knauer, Joseph, a German Roman Catholic prelate of note, was born at Rothflissel, near Mittelwalde, in the duchy of Glatz, Dec. 1, 1764, and was educated at Breslau University. He was ordained priest March 7,1789, and became at once chaplain to the dean of Mittelwalde. In 1794 he was appointed priest at Alpendorf, and rose gradually to distinction in his Church until in 1841 (August 27) he was honored with the appointment of archbishop of Breslau. He died May 16,1844.-Kathol. Real Encyklopadie, 11:852.