Mastiaux, Caspar Anton Von
Mastiaux, Caspar Anton Von, a Roman Catholic theologian, was born at Bonn, Germany, March 3, 1766. He became a canon at Augsburg in 1786. and was ordained to the priesthood, rand appointed preacher at the cathedral of Augsburg, three years later. After filling several subordinate positions, he was made privy- councillor to the king of Bavaria in 1806. He received the degree of master of philosophy in 1784, doctor of laws in 1786, doctor of divinity in 1790, and was admitted as an honorary member to several academies and learned socieiees. His published works embrace De veterum Ripuarlior um statu
civili et ecclesiastico commentatio historica (Bonn, 1784): — A historical and Geographical Description of ihe Archbishopric of Cologne: — On the negative Character of Religious Principle among the Modern Frensch: — A Sketch of Borroneo, Archbishop of Milan and Cardinal in the Romish Church: — The Passionweek, according to the Ritual of the Roman Church: — An Essay on Chorals and Hymns for the Church: — Several Collections of Hymns, and of Ancient and Modern Tunes: — A number of Sermons, and of miscellaneous Speeches in German and Latin. He served for a time as editor of Felder's Literaturzeitung, for teachers of the Roman Catholic faith, and was noted for his pointed and satirical style. The year of his death, which occurred at Munich, is not exactly known; it is supposed to have been 1828. Wetzer und Welte, Kirchen-Lex. 6:921.