Wittmann, Georg Michael

Wittmann, Georg Michael a Roman Catholic prelate of Germany, was born at Finkenhammer, near Pleistein, in the Upper Palatinate, January 23, 1760. He studied at Amberg and Heidelberg, and received holy orders in 1782. In 1803 he became head of the episcopal clerical seminary at Ratisbon, in 1804 was appointed cathedral-preacher, in 1821 made suffragan and general vicar to bishop Sailer, and, at the same time cathedral provost there. When Sailer died he was appointed his successor, but before the confirmation reached him from Rome, he died, March 8, 1833. He wrote, Principia Cathol. de Sacra Scriptura (Ratisbon, 1793): — Principia Catholica de Matrimoniis Catholicorum cum Altera Parte Protestantica (ibid. 1831; Germ. transl. eod.): — Annotationes in Pentateuchum Moysis (ibid. 1796): — Ein Wort uber die Denk- und Glaubensfreiheit der Protestanten (Sulzbach, 1817): — Confessarius pro AEtate Juvenili (ibid. 1832; 3d ed. Lat. and Germ. 1852): — Vollstandige Sittenlehre (Landshut, 1832), and other ascetical works. See Diepenbrock's Trauerrede (Stadtam-hof, 1833); Schenk, Sailer und Wittmann (Ratisbon, 1838); Schubert, Erinnerungen an Overbeck und Wittmann (Erlangen, 1835); Sintzel, Erinnerungen an Bischof Wittmann (Ratisbon, 1841); Theol. Universal lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:401, 467; 2:23. (B.P.)

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