Pray, Georges

Pray, Georges a Hungarian Jesuit, noted as a historian, was born at Presburg in 1724. In 1740 he entered the Society of Jesus, taught in several of their schools, and became, after the suppression of his order, historiographer of the kingdom of Hungary, and conservator of the library of Buda. In 1790 he obtained a canonry at Grosswardein. He died near the close of the 18th century. Prav wrote, Annales veteres Hunnorum, Avarorum et Hungarorum ad annum Christ. MDXCVII deducti (Vienna, 1761, fol., followed by Supplementa, ibid. 1775, fol.): — Annales regum Hungariae ad mannum Chr. MDLXI V deducti (ibid. 1764-70, 5 pts. fol.): — De sacra dextera divi Stephani Hungaerice regis (ibid. 1771, 4to): — De Ladislao Hungariae rege (Pesth, 1774, 4to): — De Salomone rege et Emerico duce Hungariae (ibid. 1774, 4to): — Specimen hierarchine Hungariae, complectens seriem- chronologicam archiepiscoporuam et episcoporum Hungarice, cum diocesium delineatione (Presburg, 1778, 4to): — Index librorum rariorum bibliothecce universitatis Budensis (Buda, 1780-81, 2 pts. 8vo):Historia regum Hungariae, cum notitiis ad cognoscendum veterem regni stature (ibid. 1800-1, 3 pts. 8vo).— Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v. See Horanyi, Memoriae Hungarorum, vol. 3; Luca, Gelehrtes Oesterreich; Rotermund, supplement to Jicher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.

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