Kongsdorfer, Colestin Bernhard
Kongsdorfer, Colestin Bernhard, a German Roman Catholic monastic, was born Aug. 18,1756, at the village of Flotzheim; was educated at Augsburg from 1768 to 1776. and entered the Benedictine order in 1777, at Donatuwrth. He was ordained priest Dec. 23, 178), and was sent to the university at Ingolstadt to continue his theological studies and the acquisition of the Oriental languages. In 1790 he was called to a professorship at Salzburg University; in 1794 was elected abbot of his convent, and remained its head until 1803, when the convent was suppressed. He died March 16, 1840. Kiinigsdorfer wrote Theologia in Compedium redacta (Kopenh. 1787)-a theological compend which he intended mainly for his monastic brethren: — Gesch. d. Klosters z. heiligen Kreuze in Donoauworth (1819-1829, 3 vols. in 4 parts). He also published several sermons (1800, 1812, 1814). — Kathol. Real- Encyklopadie, 6:328.