Meichelbeck, Charles

Meichelbeck, Charles a German monastic and scholar, was born May 29, 1669, at Oberndorf, in Algau. He was admitted in 1687 to the Order of the Benedictines of Buren, in Bavaria. From 1697 he taught Latin, and-subsequently theology, in the different-convents of his order. After having prepared a history of the abbey of Buren-Chronico Benedicto-Buranum, (Buren, 1752, fol.)-he was commissioned in 1722, by the chief bishop of Freisingen, to write one of that city ,.Historia Frisingensis, ab anno 724 (Augsburg, 1724-29, 2 vols. fol.); the numerous diplomas contained in, this work render it very valuable as a history of Germanic institutions. Called later to Vienna to write the annals of the house of Austria, he declined the task on account of the bad state of his health. He died at Freisingen April 2,1734. P. Haidenfeld prepared a life of Meichelbeck, but it was never published. See Hirsching, Hist. liter. Handbuch; Zapf, Literarische Reisen, vol. i; Meucel, Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.

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