Kopacsy, Joseph Von

Kopacsy, Joseph Von a Hungarian Roman Catholic prelate, was born of noble parentage at Wessprim in 1775, and was educated at the seminary in Presburg. He was ordained priest in 1798, and shortly after received an appointment as professor of Church history and ecclesiastical law. In 1806 he became preacher at Wessprim, in 1822 he was made bishop of Stuhlweissenburg, and in 1824 bishop of Wessprim. In 1839 he was promoted to the archbishopric of Grau, and at the same time was made primate of Hungary. He died Sept. 18, 1847. Bishop Kopacsy published a German translation of Fleury's Customs and Usages of Jews and Christians (1803).-Kathol. Real-Encyklop. 11:861.

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