Wenig, Johann Baptist

Wenig, Johann Baptist a Catholic theologian of Germany, was born in 1826 at Neudorf, in Bohemia. In 1844 he entered the Society of Jesus, studied at Linz and Vals, and received holy orders in 1852. In 1854 he was appointed professor at the Episcopal gymnasium in Linz; and in 1857 professor of archaeology and Oriental languages at Innsbruck, where he died, October 25, 1875. He published, Ueber den Wesensbestand des Menschen (Innsbruck, 1863): Ueber die Freiheit der Wissenschaft (ibid. 1868): — Schola Syriaca. Pars Prior: Chrestomathia cum Apparatu Grammatico (ibid. 1866). See Literarischer Handweiser, 1866, page 154; 1875, page 433. (B.P.)

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