Pirking, Ehrenreich a German canonist, was born at Sigarten, in Bavaria, in 1606. After studying philosophy and jurisprudence at Ingolstadt, he entered the Jesuitic order in 1628, and was a professor of morals, canon law, and exegesis in several colleges of his order. Pirking died after 1676. We have of him, Apologia Caesaris, principum Catholicorum et ordinum religiosorum adversus Balduini calumnios (Ingolstadt, 1652, 8vo):De jurisdictione prelatorum et rectorum episcopis inferiorum (Dillingen, 1663, 8vo): — De jurisdictione juidicis delegati (ibid. 1664, 8vo): — De constitutionibus et consuetudine (ibid. 1666, 8vo): — De renuntiatione beneficiorum (ibid. 1667, 8vo): — Commentariain Decretales (ibid. 1674, 3 vols. fol.): — Jus canonicum explicatum (ibid. 1674-1678, 5 vols. fol.; Venice, 1759).