Weis, Nicolaus Von

Weis, Nicolaus Von a German prelate, was born March 8, 1796, at Schonhof, in the bishopric of Metz. He studied at Mayence, was appointed pastor at Dudenhofen in 1820, and two years later capituilary at Speyer, where he was consecrated as bishop July 10, 1842. He died December 13, 1869. In connection with the bishop of Strasburg, Andreas Rass, he founded the Catholic, a very influential paper in Germany, and translated many works into German; thus they translated Butler's Lives of the Saints (Mayence, 1821-27, 23

volumes) from the French translation of Godescard; from the latter language they also translated Robelot's work On the Influence of Luther's Reformation upon Religion, Politics, etc. (ibid. 1823). See Literarischer Handweiser fur das katholische Deutschland, 1869, page 550; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:350, 352, 405, 673, 742, 818, 847; 2:23, 85, 88, 112, 113. (B.P.)

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