Muller, Adam Heinrich
Muller, Adam Heinrich a German statesman, noted for his efforts to give the secular laws a Christian basis, was born at Berlin June 30, 1779, and studied philosophy at the University of Gottingen, where in 1800 he spoke, publicly against the French Revolution. In his journeys in later years he came to Vienna, where he turned Roman Catholic. He returned to Berlin; but not receiving an office there, he went again to Vienna, and entered the state service of Austria. He was intrusted with political missions. He went to Paris with Metternich, was afterwards consul-general in Leipsic, and was finally recalled to Vienna with the title of Counsellor of the Court. His favorite study being the fathers of the Church, he tried to give to all political and secular relations a Christian coloring. He died January 17, 1829. His works are, Vorlesungen uber die deutsche Literatur und Wissenschaft (1807): — Von der Nothwendigkeit einer theologischen Grundlage der Staatswissenschaft und Staatswirthschaft (Leipsic, 1819): — Die Elemente der Staatskunst (Berlin, 1809): — Ueber Friedrich II (Berlin, 1810): — Die Theorie der Staatshaushaltung (Vienna, 1812): — Vermischte Schriften uber Staat, Philosophie und Kunst (Vienna, 1812). See Hurst's Hagenbach, Ch. Hist. 18th and 19th Centuries, 2:296, 324, 448; and the references in Wetzer und Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, 12:814, 815.