Lang, Joseph a German Jesuit, was born in 1746 at Brünn, in Bohemia, and was educated at his native city. The Jesuits then sent him to Olmütz to pursue philosophy, and finally to the University of Prague, where he completed a course of theology. He wvas ordained in 1773. In 1780 he accepted a call to a Catholic Church in Leipzic, and in 1783 was chosen court preacher at Dresden. In 1802 he received the office of superintendent of the Catholic infirmary at the latter place. He died December 28, 1806. Lang acquired the reputation of a popular and eloquent pulpit orator. Besides frequent contributions to journals, he published several sermons. See Döring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, 2:233.