Michl, Anton

Michl, Anton a German Roman Catholic theologian, was born in 1753 at Ebersberg, Bavaria; was educated at Freysing, and ordained in 1776. He afterwards studied law and ecclesiastical history, and was in 1799 appointed professor of ecclesiastical law and history at Landshut. He was a faithful adherent of the government party, at that time, as in our own day, decidedly anti- Romanistic in feeling and tendency, and Michl thereby made many friends even among the Protestants, who looked upon him as a friend of liberty and of light. He died at Landshut in 1813. Besides several dissertations, he published Kirchenrecht fur Katholiken. und Protestanten, mit Hinsicht auf

den Code Napoleon und die bayerischen Landesgesetze (Munchen, 1809); and Kirchengeschichte (ibid. 1807-11, 2 volumes, 8vo). See C.A. Baaders, Lexikon verstorbener bayer. Schriftsteller (Augsburg and Leipsic, 1824); Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v.

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