Prochazka, Francis Faustin

Prochazka, Francis Faustin a Bohemian monastic, noted as a writer, was born at Neupaka, Bohemia, Jan. 13, 1749. He studied with the Jesuits of Gischin and at the University of Prague. In 1767 he entered the Order of Barnabites, where he had for his master the celebrated Durich, who taught him Hebrew and encouraged him in his predilections for the Slavonic literature. When the Barnabites were suppressed in Bohemia (1788), he became successively theological censor, professor and director of the Gymnasium at Prague, and librarian of the university of that city. He published the New Testament in Bohemian with commentaries, an edition of the Bible in that dialect, a reprint of the Chronique de Bunzlau: — Commentarius de Secularibus Artium Liberaliunm in Moravia Falis (1782): — Melanges de Litteratulre Boheme (Prague, 1784, 8vo). This religious man also assisted on the Barnabite Bible, and at the moment of his death was occupied on the valuable Bibliotheca Slavica of Durich. Prochazka died at Prague in 1809. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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