Knorr, Georg Christian Von

Knorr, Georg Christian Von, a German divine, was born at Oettingen in 1691, and was educated at Jena from 1708 to 1712. His dissertation for the master's degree was an attack on Leibnitz, and created quite a sensation at the time; it was entitled Doctrince orthodoxce de origine mail contra recentiorum quorundcam hypotheses modesta assertio (Jenae, 1712, 4to). In 1716 he became corector, and a few months later rector over the schools at Oettingen; and in 1726 was called to Blankenburg, as librarian to the duke of Brunswick. Some time after this he joined the Romanists. He died in 1762. There are no works of special merit from the pen of Knorr except the dissertation already mentioned.-Doring, Geleherte Theol. Deutschlands, vol. ii, s.v.

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