Reissmann, Johann Valentin Von

Reissmann, Johann Valentin Von, a German doctor of theology, and bishop of Wiirzburg, was born Oct. 12, 1807, at Allersheim, in Lower Franconia. He completed his studies at the University of Wurzburg, which honored him with the degree of doctor of philosophy and theology. Towards the end of the year 1830 he was ordained priest and appointed to Volkach, but in 1834 he was called to Wiirzburg as ordinary professor of exegesis and Oriental languages. This prominent position he occupied till Dec. 7. 1846, when he became a member of the chapter, and for a number of years he stood at the head of the diocesan government. In 1861 he was made provost'of the cathedral; and when, in 1870, his bishop died, he was appointed by the king of Bavaria, Oct. 23, 1870, bishop of Wurzburg, and confirmed by the pope in the following year. He occupied the episcopal see only a few years, and died Nov. 17, 1876. See Literarischer Handweiser, 1876, p. 53 sq. (B. P.)

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